I-House Documentary World Premiere: "Walk On My Own" by 13-year Old Filmmak...

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Please join us for the world premiere of Walk On My Own and a conversation about cultural shifts in Senegal that allow 13-year old filmmaker Ndèye Fatou Fall to make decisions about her own future.

Synopsis: In her film, 13-year-old Ndèye Fatou Fall tells how her life has been affected by profound changes that occurred in her village a few years before she was born. In 1998, Keur Simbara, Senegal was among the first communities to publicly abandon the traditions of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and child marriage, traditions which had been practiced for centuries. More than 700 million women living today were married as children and FGC has impacted an estimated 200 million girls and women in 30 countries worldwide.

Mentored by Emmy-winning filmmaker, Elizabeth Hummer, Ndèye Fatou takes us on the journey of a cultural shift which fundamentally changed the course of her life and those of her peers. We learn how the women of Keur Simbara and the surrounding villages were inspired by the teachings of Tostan, a human rights non-profit based in Senegal, and how they, with the help of their Imam, were able to change deeply entrenched social norms.

Trailer: https://bykids.org/films/walk-on-my-own/

Panelists: Holly Carter, Founder and Executive Director, BYkids; Naima Dido, Human Rights Activist: Molly Melching, Founder and Creative Director, Tostan.

Reception: 7:00pm - Hall of History

Event: 7:30pm - Davis Hall


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