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Documentary Screening: Africa Rising

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Newtown Women's Library

8-10 Brown Street

Newtown, NSW 2042

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The Sydney Feminists is pleased to announce our next documentary screening for this year:

AFRICA RISING: THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION


Produced by Equality Now, Africa Rising is a documentary film about the grassroots movement to end FGM across Africa.

From the Horn of Africa to the Western shores of the sub-Saharan nations, every day 6,000 girls are subjected to a practice called female genital mutilation or FGM. And everyday with little more than fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave activists are leading the path against all odds to break the silence about this centuries-old tradition. Together, these women and men have created a formidable grassroots movement to end FGM.

Africa Rising is an extraordinary film presenting an insightful look at the frontlines of a quiet revolution taking the African continent by storm. Masterfully directed by Paula Heredia, Africa Rising paints an intimate portrait of courageous individuals with dignity and strength, whose passion for justice is changing the course of history. Traveling through remote villages in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Somalia and Tanzania, Africa Rising celebrates the resilience and determination of the human spirit to change destiny against all odds.

More information can be found here: https://www.equalitynow.org/africarising

Date and time: 10th August 2017 at 7.30pm sharp

Venue: The Newtown Women's Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown

FREE ENTRY but donations appreciated.

The film will be followed by a 15 presentation by Fatu Sillah, an FGM Survivor and Ambassador for No FGM Australia.

Fatu is passionate about raising awareness through public speaking and sharing her experience as a survivor. She intends to educate the wider community about the dangers of FGM, especially in knowing the signs of children at risk of FGM. Her ultimate vision is to see an end to the practice of FGM. Fatu is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Social Work at Western Sydney University. After she completes her degree she wants to go back to Sierra Leone and work with the youth; her ambition is to reach the adolescents and teach them about FGM, empowerment, leadership, self respect and equal rights.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at sydneyfeminists@gmail.com

We hope you can join us for this powerful and important film.

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