Join us for a free screening of MRS. GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER, presented in conjunction with HUMAN RITES at InterAct Theatre Company. This award-winning film by Philadelphia filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater has screened around the world and was broadcast on PBS.
“Eye-opening...Examines both sides of the issue without judgment or condescension by letting those closest to the subject matter do the talking.”
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Heart-wrenching testament to the integrity and solidarity of women in the face of staggering adversity…. humanist filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater demonstrate a nerve-shredding talent for cinematic juxtaposition… that avoids feeling trivial.”
Ed Gonzalez, THE VILLAGE VOICE
In this searing documentary, Mrs. Goundo is fighting to remain in the United States. Threatened with deportation, her two-year-old daughter could be forced to undergo female genital cutting, like 85 percent of women and girls in Mali. Mrs. Goundo must convince an immigration judge that her daughter is in danger.
Filmmakers Attie and Goldwater travel between an FGM ceremony in a Malian village, where dozens of girls are involved, to the West African community in Philadelphia, where Mrs. Goundo challenges beliefs and battles the American legal system for her child’s future.
Sensitive and moving, this important film reveals the devastating health consequences of the practice that affects 3 million females a year throughout the world—8,000 each day, ranging from infants to adolescents and even some adults.
Learn more: http://www.attiegoldwater.com/goundosdaughter/home.htm