Jaha's Promise

    • Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
    • United States, United Kingdom, Gambia
    • 78 min
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    When Jaha Dukureh was a baby she was subjected to female genital mutilation; when she was 15 she was taken to New York to marry a 45 year-old man she’d never met before. A decade later Jaha has returned to her native Gambia in west Africa demanding that her own family and society end the practices that almost ruined her life. Full of the raw drama of personal, family, religious and political conflict, "Jaha's Promise" is an extraordinary narrative of individual and social change.

    Credits

    Director
    Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
    Production
    Maggie O'Kane for Guardian News & Media
    Co-production
    Accidental Pictures Ltd
    Involved TV Channel
    NY, ORF, SRF, RSI, DRTV, RTE, Channel 8, UR

    Contact

    World Sales
    Esther van Messel for First Hand Films
    Festival Handling
    Patrick Farrelly

    More information

    Available versions
    52' or 78'
    Spoken languages
    English
    Afrikaans

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