Jaha's Promise is a touching story about a young girl's struggle to take control of her own body.
Like most other girls in Gambia, Jaha Dukureh experienced genital mutilation when she was very young. Her marriage was arranged when she was eight, and as a 15-year-old she got married to a 40-year-old man in New York. Jaha's Promise is a touching story about a young girl's struggle to take control of her own body, and about having the courage to confront her father, the politicians and the community that surrounds her. A strong film about an even stronger woman and the suffering of countless other women in a world where over 200 million women live with the devastating consequences of female genital mutilation, which is still being practiced in 30 countries.
Speakers: Patrick Farrelly (filmmaker)