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Award-winning report fresh insight to FGM controversy

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This outstanding film lays bare the complex issues at the heart of the struggle over female circumcision. Winner of best single episode documentary at The Webby Awards 2012 and finalist at the Rory Peck Awards.

Nancy is about to face a terrifying transition to womanhood. “My parents are putting pressure on me to get cut, but I am refusing”. Nancy is bright, ambitious and determined to break this painful tradition that has brutalised women for generations. A moving story of remarkable bravery, the bold actions of Nancy and other girls have started to shatter taboos in their communities, offering a new freedom for young Kenyans.

Produced By Guardian Films
Distributed By Journeyman Pictures
May 2011


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