New Release – Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation

Women Make Movies, a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization, announces the release of a new film, Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation.

Directed by Emmy Award® winner Paula Heredia and produced by Equality Now, Africa Rising follows the story of a grassroots movement to end the 5,000 year old practice of female genital mutilation.  Following poignant stories of women in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Somalia, and Tanzania, the film shows how African women and men are putting an end to this human rights violation.

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About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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