Beryl Magoko, director and protagonist of Womanhood will be at the premiere at the Cinemes Girona in Barcelona.
DocsBarcelona of the Month starts the course with a nice surprise! Beryl Magoko, director and protagonist of the film Womanhood, will be at the premiere at the Cinemes Girona, on Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. After the screening a colloquium will begin, where Magoko will talk about different aspects of the documentary.
With 10 years, Beryl Magoko was a girl who grew up in a rural town in Kenya and thought that all the girls in the world should be “circumcised” through of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as a simple ritual from childhood to adulthood and, above all, of acceptance within their community. No one warned him of the physical and emotional suffering that this would entail in the future.
Today, Beryl, director of the documentary, knows that reconstructive surgery is a real possibility with which he could recover what she lost one day, but she is not sure if this issue will help her feeling better. Conversing with other female victims, she will try to find the answers he needs to decide whether to undergo reconstructive surgery. What is the extent of this silenced trauma for so long? How does it affect women who have suffered it? What is there after the ablation?
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Beryl Magoko, director of Womanhood
Womanhood, (original title In Search … A journey to Womanhood) has been recognized internationally, awarded the Best Student Film Award at IDFA, the Leipziger Ring Award at the Dok Leipzig festival, the New Talent Award at DocsBarcelona and the Néstor Almendros Prize at the Human Rights Watch festival in New York
A film that provides the viewer with a space to empathize with women victims of Female Genital Mutilation subtly, deep and human.
“She has made such a personal documentary with so much elegance, precision and class also deserves high praise” – Ola Salwa, Cineuropa