Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon’s gripping film tells the story of a Malian mother’s fight for asylum in the US to protect her two-year-old from female genital mutilation. This films exploits the harsh realities of female genital mutilation, a cultural practice that started in Africa approximately 2000 years ago This film has been screened at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival and the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. This screening is followed by a discussion and reception.
SABRINA SCHMIDT GORDON (Editor/Co-Producer) Gordon has been committed to educational, cultural and social advocacy programming for over a decade. Her editing debut garnered an Emmy for WGBH's Greater Boston Arts series. She has worked in both producing and editing capacities on numerous award-winning documentaries for public television and cable and also collaborates with non-profit organizations to create video programs. Most recently, she worked with Witness, an organization founded by Peter Gabriel that trains activists around the world to use video as a tool for social change. Gordon is also the Producer and Director of 180 Days, a documentary about the NYC Teaching Fellows Program, and Roughstars, a profile of the band at the forefront of the “rock and bounce” music scene in New York City.