Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

 
Organization Harlem Stage
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Address 150 Convent Avenue, New York, United States
Phone 212.281.9240
Website http://www.harlemstage.org/calendar/details/16-mrs-goundo/'s-daughter
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.

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.


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