Although it's been years since I've seen this film, I remember its power in dealing with the issue of female circumcision. It is tender, reflective, painful, and somehow empowering. Tracy Chapman and Alice Walker appear in the film, as do many "nameless" women who have experienced circumcision, have performed circumcisions, and those who have escaped it. I also recommend reading Alice Walker's novels Possessing the Secret of Joy, which deals with, among other issues, the devastation of one woman's experience at the hands of her mutilator.
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