Silent Scream

Where: Watershed Cinema, 1 Canon's Road Bristol, Avon, BS1 5TX

When: 30 June 2011 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Female Genital Mutilation drama-documentary premiering on 30th June at 4 o'clock at the Watershed Cinema Bristol. Please view the trailer on Silent Scream is drama-documentary made by 27 young women who attend schools in the Bristol area, with the support of Zed Productions and Integrate Bristol. Its primary aim is to persuade the communities that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must stop. Over 20,000 girls could be at risk in the UK. And an estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM. This ground breaking and compelling short film highlights the myths and misconceptions that appear to justify the practice of female genital mutilation. FGM is illegal in the UK and most other countries, including Egypt and Somalia. As well as the extreme pain involved, victims commonly suffer psychological and emotional trauma. Medical complications can include urinary infections, kidney failure, sterility and death. The impetus for making this film came from the young women themselves. The project ran over five months and the young film makers worked after school, at weekends and in the school holidays to develop a story, adapt it to script then learn the skills necessary to take on all the roles involved in production.

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: | 28-06-2011

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