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The Resource Fire eyes : female circumcision, directed by Soraya Mire, (electronic resource)

Fire eyes : female circumcision, directed by Soraya Mire, (electronic resource)

Label
Fire eyes : female circumcision
Title
Fire eyes
Title remainder
female circumcision
Statement of responsibility
directed by Soraya Mire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This powerful and important film is the first to present an African viewpoint on a culturally explosive issue. Somali filmmaker Soraya Mire knows firsthand about the traditional African practice of female genital mutilation. At thirteen she was subjected to it and spent the next twenty years recovering physically and emotionally from its cruel legacy. Fire Eyes explores the socio-economic, psychological, and medical consequences of this ancient custom which affects more than 80 million women worldwide. In this film several women who have been subject to this "rite of passage" voice varying points of view on perpetuating the practice. While a few courageous women would spare their daughters this suffering, others fear their daughters would be unmarriageable. The troubling fact is that female circumcision is a women s ritual upheld by mothers, grandmothers and aunts, to conform to the male expectation for a chaste wife. Testimony from doctors detail the various forms of female circumcision and the horrendous ob/gyn problems that result. Dr. Groesbeck Parham, an African American, studied with a Sudanese doctor in Khartoum. He observes, "When you are confronted with a situation rooted in such deep cultural mores, you have to be careful not to become arrogant. But I think it is a practice that needs to be revamped." An extraordinary documentary for Women s Studies, Anthropology, African Studies, Public Health and Human Rights programs. (A closed captioned version available on vhs only. Please specify when ordering.)
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mire, Soraya
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Female circumcision
  • Women's issues
Target audience
general
Label
Fire eyes : female circumcision, directed by Soraya Mire, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630788
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630788/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 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) a210181
  • (OCoLC)747795982
Video recording format
other
Label
Fire eyes : female circumcision, directed by Soraya Mire, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630788
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630788/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 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) a210181
  • (OCoLC)747795982
Video recording format
other

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