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Female circumcision : human rites

Author: Marion Mayer-Hohdahl; Journeyman Pictures (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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"This program documents the ritual of female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, practiced among some African groups; explores its roots in myth; and discusses movements under way to ban the practice. Interviews with anti-circumcision activists, including medical personnel, describe the health ramifications, including hemorrhage, infection, and painful sex. Victims discuss both the physical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD (Digital video discs)
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Mayer-Hohdahl; Journeyman Pictures (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 61763754
Notes: Originally produced in 1998.
Credits: Camera, Jean-Pascal Bublex ; sound, Alain Pentucci ; editor, Stan Thomas.
Performer(s): Reporter, Marion Mayer-Hohdahl.
Description: 1 videodisc (41 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Other Titles: Circumcision, a cut against lust
Responsibility: reporter/producer Marion Mayer-Hohdahl ; Journeyman Pictures production.

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"This program documents the ritual of female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, practiced among some African groups; explores its roots in myth; and discusses movements under way to ban the practice. Interviews with anti-circumcision activists, including medical personnel, describe the health ramifications, including hemorrhage, infection, and painful sex. Victims discuss both the physical and emotional pain of circumcision, and both males and females discuss why they support or reject circumcision as a valid cultural practice. Graphic scenes of an actual female circumcision are shown."--Container.

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