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The Resource Asylum : fleeing genital mutilation, directed by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker, (electronic resource)

Asylum : fleeing genital mutilation, directed by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker, (electronic resource)

Label
Asylum : fleeing genital mutilation
Title
Asylum
Title remainder
fleeing genital mutilation
Statement of responsibility
directed by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba Andoh had a happy childhood, raised by her mother who sold vegetables in the market place. Baaba had sought out her long-lost father to seek his blessing for her marriage to the man of her dreams. To her horror, she learned of her father s plan and fled her village. Her father, a man of some means, pursued her. Having no recourse but to leave the country, she obtained a false passport and a ticket to the U.S. with the help of friends. The INS spotted the forgery immediately and arrested her at Newark Airport. She spends a nightmarish year in prison before she is successful in obtaining political asylum. Her chilling story is not unlike that of many of the 7,000 women immigrants now being held in detention, awaiting legal representation and hearings on their claims
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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McLeod, Sandy
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reticker, Gini
Runtime
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arranged marriage
  • Female circumcision
  • Women refugees
Target audience
general
Label
Asylum : fleeing genital mutilation, directed by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630943
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630943/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (21 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210174
  • (OCoLC)747796203
Video recording format
other
Label
Asylum : fleeing genital mutilation, directed by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630943
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630943/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (21 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210174
  • (OCoLC)747796203
Video recording format
other

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