Films and Videos

Listed below are some films and videos about FGM which use the power of the power of images and personal stories to convey the context and impact of FGM. Watching these films is a good way to develop an understanding of FGM and the impact it has on millions of women and girls worldwide.

Please note that our aim is to share responsible, respectful and educational material which will help raise awareness on the complicated issues relating to FGM. However this is a sensitive topic and the films may contain images and descriptions which some people could find upsetting and challenging.


The Cutting Tradition - a 47 minute film, narrated by Meryl Streep, commissioned by FIGO (the International Federation of Obstrettricians & Gynaecologists). Filmed in Ethiopia, Egypt and Djibouti. (This film is copyright SafeHands for Mothers

True Story - a 28 minute film, commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) about female genital mutilation in the Afar region of Ethiopia. (This film is copyright SafeHands for Mothers

I will never be cut - a 32 minute film about Nancy, a Kenyan girl about to face a brutal passage to womanhood. Narrated by Angela Griffin. This video is one of a series of investigative documentaries about poverty, commissioned and editorially controlled by Guardian Films, produced in association with Christian Aid. 


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