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In The Name Of Your Daughter Screening and Fundraiser

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Kay Meek Arts Centre

1700 Mathers Avenue

West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7

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B.C. Screening of In The Name Of Your Daughter!

“Inspiring” “Powerful” “Life-changing"

After taking audiences by storm in Africa, Europe, and North America, In The Name Of Your Daughter finally comes to British Columbia!

In this unmissable film about some of the world’s bravest girls, you will hear children whose voices have not been heard in over two thousand years—Tanzanian girls as young as eight who are standing up for their human right to follow their dreams.

In The Name Of Your Daughter tells the story of girls like Rosie Makore, 11, who had to make the toughest choice of her young life: submit to female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, or risk her life and run away from home. And it’s the story of human rights advocate Rhobi Samwelly, who confronts her community and protects the girls in her Safe House in the spectacular Serengeti District in Northern Tanzania. See the trailer here.

At London’s Raindance film festival last October, reviewers said: “This is a powerful and beautiful melange of heartbreak, bravery and HOPE. A magnificent film of extreme importance created from a place of love.”

After the Ottawa screening attended by Senator Jim Munson, Senator Munson, on the floor of the Senate, called Rhobi Samwelly 'a shining light; a human rights hero.' And he called the film 'incredible... compelling... heartbreaking... It should be an Academy Award winning documentary.'

Two days later, West Vancouver MP Pam Goldsmith praised the film on the floor of the House of Commons.

The film won ‘Best Canadian Feature Documentary” at NorthWestFest, the ‘Jury prize’ at the Lady Filmmakers film festival in Los Angeles, and ‘Best of Festival’ at Zonta in Ontario.

Giselle Portenier, the filmmaker, will be at the screening to answer questions and share her insights.

The film is destined to have an important role in the movement to end FGM, especially among youth.

You will be deeply touched—and inspired-by these childrens’ voices.

Visit the film's website here.

Tickets online: $15.00

Tickets at the door: $20.00 CASH

DOORS OPEN AND RECEPTION: 5:30 P.M.

FILM SCREENING AND SAFE HOUSE FUNDRAISER: 6:30 P.M.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age requirement; indeed, children as young as 12 have seen the documentary and have been inspired to take action by it. When the film was shown to a class of 13-to-17-year-olds in Copenhagen, the school decided to make the documentary an official part of the school’s syllabus and exam process; indeed, it was a 13-year-old Danish girl who pronounced the film ‘life-changing.’ Sweden has also adopted the film as part of its curriculum, and there are several school screenings planned in Canada and elsewhere, so please feel free to bring your adolescent children—but make sure they have some understanding of the topic before-hand.

For more information about FGM, see

https://www.unfpa.org/resources/female-genital-mutilation-fgm-frequently-asked-questions



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