Rites

United Kingdom, 1990

TV show
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Female circumcision, a euphemism for genital mutilation, is inflicted on an estimated 75-85 million women across the world. It is most widely practised in 26 African countries, the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia and some parts of South America. This program confronts the taboos surrounding such mutilations which serve mainly to control the sexual freedom of women. It includes interviews with victims of these painful practices and women attempting to change the custom.

Credits

production company

Triple Vision

producer/director

Penny Dedman

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302680

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Puberty rites

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Puberty rites

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

History → Women's rights

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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