Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:00 PM
Metropolitan State University Library
Ecolab Room, 645 East Seventh St., St. Paul
Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of African to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). An insightful look at the frontlines of a quiet revolution taking the continent by storm, this extraordinarily powerful film travels through remote villages in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Somalia, and Tanzania. Weaving together dynamic footage and the poignant stories of girls personally affected by FGM, it shows how African women and men are putting an end to this human rights violation. “Africa Rising” paints an intimate portrait of the broadly-based but little-known anti-FGM movements and shows that courageous, creative, and resourceful individuals can change the course of history.
Following this film there will be a discussion led by Beatríz Menanteau, Staff Attorney in the Women’s Human Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights.