JAHA'S PROMISE

By Patrick FARELLY, Kate O'CALLAGHAN

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES

True Story - Completed 2017

A young African woman’s journey to save herself before trying to change her own family and society. It’s a narrative of the push and pull of family and culture and the singular ability of a young woman to bring about change.

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CPH:DOX 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, UNITED KINGDOM, GAMBIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Patrick FARELLY, Kate O'CALLAGHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Maggie O'KANE, Patrick FARELLY
    • Synopsis
    • When Jaha Dukureh was a baby she was subjected to female genital mutilation; when she was 15 she was taken to New York to marry a 45 year-old man she’d never met before. A decade later Jaha has returned to her native Gambia in west Africa demanding that her own family and society end the practices that almost ruined her life. Full of the raw drama of personal, family, religious and political conflict, "Jaha's Promise" is an extraordinary narrative of individual and social change.
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