GERMANY/BELGIUM/KENYA I 2018 I COLOR I 90 MIN. I ALEMÁN, INGLÉS, KIKURIA, SUAHILI
Kenyan director Beryl Magoko, who was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (fmg) when she was just ten years old, is both the director and protagonist of this searching documentary. Speaking to other women, including her mother, Magoko´s film is as much about community and support between women as it is about a painful and inhumane practice that impacts the lives of millions of women in developing countries worldwide. While she explores the possibility of reconstructive surgery, the director also offers an intimate and deeply affecting portrait of emotional trauma, both her own and that suffered by other women who have undergone fgm.
Review by: Chloë Roddick
Beryl Magoko | Kuria, Kenia
Beryl Magoko is a Kenyan filmmaker. After studying science at Kampala University in Uganda, she moved to Germany to study cinematography at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. She debuted in 2012 with The Cut. With her most recent film, In Search, she won the Audience Award at the Leipzig Film Festival.