The Day I Will Never Forget

Documentary | GB 2002 | 92'

  • Sunday, 22. June 2003 19:00 hrs

Although forbidden by Kenyan law, thousands of girls and young women there are still regularly subjected to FGM – female genital mutilation. Kim Longinotto (DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE, RUNAWAY) delivers an intelligent and moving analysis of the cultural context of this tradition. While her standpoint is decidedly against the practice, Loginotto explores the dilemma of the women who regard so-called ‘circumcision’ as part of their cultural identity. The film is uncompromising when it comes to the practice itself: The scene of a girl undergoing the procedure borders on the unbearable, but effectively communicates the scope of the brutality.

Director
Kim Longinotto
Script
Mary Milton
Photography
Kim Longinotto
Editor
Andrew Willsmore
Music
Charlie Winston
Sound
Mary Milton
Co-Executive Producers
Paul Hamann, Rich McKerrow
Production
Vixen Films

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Selected filmography Kim Longinotto

THE GOOD WIFE OF TOKYO (1992), DREAM GIRLS (1994), SHINJUKU BOYS (1995), DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (1998), GAEA GIRLS (2000)