Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

Organization Harlem Stage
Hours no information


Address 150 Convent Avenue, New York, United States
Phone 212.281.9240
Start December 2, 2009
End December 2, 2009
Closed no information

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.

(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.

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