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Fire Eyes| 57mins
Director: Soraya Mire' | Producer: Soraya Mire'
Focus Years: 1994 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: africa, americas, conflict, gender, human rights, violence
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Fire Eyes is the voice of the wounded souls, communicating the anguish and the pain, of the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation/female circumcision in Africa, which has affected almost 80 million women in Africa, 135 million women around the world. The film maker had gone through this Rite of Passage when she was 13, and lived with the scar and trauma since then. This ancient custom is loosely based on concept of purity of family blood lines, but it primarily acts as a mechanism of patriarchal societies to control women's sexuality, life & freedom, driven by fear and ignorance. In parts of Africa, Middle East and Asia, this artificial/puritanical form of chastity is still prevalent where the communities follow this tradition and the girls & women live with feelings of oppression, violence & stigma. The film presents parallels among various developed & undeveloped cultures across the globe, where women's livelihood & freedom is suppressed.Nominated for, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival,1994

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