Today Guardian Films present a short version of a co-production with the BBC about the decade long fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. The BBC-Guardian team has followed two filmmakers who spend almost a decade reporting the greatest taboo subject in Kurdish society. Nabaz Ahmed and Shara Amin persuaded people to talk about the effects of FGM. Their film became an important tool in a capmpaign the grassroots organisation WADI launched to combat FGM and get the practice outlawed in 2011. Latest figures by WADI show that in some regions of Iraqi Kurdistan the number of girls being mutilated has fallen by over 60% in the last few years.
Film by Nabaz Ahmed, Shara Amin, Patrick Farrelly, Sinead Kinnane, Jordan Montminy, Maggie O’Kane and Alex Rees
- Length: 17min 06sec