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From the very beginning Beryl Magoko’s idea was to use mobile cinemas to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
by screening her film(s) "In Search..." und "The Cut" in the respective villages that practice this ritual, in order to attract attention, enlightenment and to initiate a debate on the subject.
Furthermore the film can open the doors for experts and social workers who will be travelling with the mobile cinema. They are very important to help the audience – who are usually confronted with their trauma watching films about this taboo subject. That’s why conversations with the audience should be held in small groups, or even in private.
The target group will be: Girls, women, boys, men, circumcisers and the elders. We can only bring change if we involve everyone in detailed discussions regarding FGM.
Ideally, this will not only reduce future cutting significantly, but also show women who already went through this practice. A way for them to come to terms with the trauma by is “talking about it”.
In order to reach as many viewers in the individual villages as possible, the screenings should be announced on the local radio and a small “pre-screening group” should travel to the villages before the fixed day and publicise the events. Also loudspeaker systems can be used for this purpose.
There will be a pilot project in Kenya, which will be evaluated and then be transferred to other regions and countries.
Photos by Wambui Gathee
We know this is a big project. Therefore, we are already working with partners in Europe as well as in Kenya and we are looking for more partners. Any support is highly appreciated.
We are happy about any support. If you would like to make a donation, please use the following information:
Account holder: Zinduka e.V.
Bank: Savings Bank Marburg-Biedenkopf
Ref. Donation for Mobile Cinema against FGM
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