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The angel returns

Author: Isnino Ahmed MusseJacqueline BakkerJacqueline PerssonHenk SuèrFatusch Productions.All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [2002?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : SomaliView all editions and formats
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Circumcision is a tradition of family honor, a marketable commodity for dowries, a religious rite, a means to control women's sexuality, and what is often not expressed, a livelihood for the many women who perform this ritual. Circumcisers are viewed with respect and paid for their services. They lobby fiercely against its abolition. Isnino Ahmed Musse uses all methods at her disposal to change the mindset of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Isnino Ahmed Musse
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Isnino Ahmed Musse; Jacqueline Bakker; Jacqueline Persson; Henk Suèr; Fatusch Productions.; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 56052336
Language Note: In Somali, with subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally produced in 2002.
Credits: Camera, Thomas Kist ; editors, Ebru Baskan, Andries Udink.
Performer(s): Isnino Ahmed Musse.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Other Titles: Engel komt terug.
Changing the tradition of female circumcision
Responsibility: Fatusch Productions presents ; script, Jacqueline Persson, Henk Suér ; director, Jacqueline Bakker.

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Circumcision is a tradition of family honor, a marketable commodity for dowries, a religious rite, a means to control women's sexuality, and what is often not expressed, a livelihood for the many women who perform this ritual. Circumcisers are viewed with respect and paid for their services. They lobby fiercely against its abolition. Isnino Ahmed Musse uses all methods at her disposal to change the mindset of her people, including radio debates, which is an effective way to reach an illiterate population. But often, after meeting with religious leaders and elders in villages, she realizes that her best hope is to encourage a transition from a full Pharaonic circumcision to the lesser Sunna-type just a few small cuts.

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