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Cameroon: Nkuma, a new movie about female genital mutilation

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon, Education, Film, Health, Women & Gender

Dibussi Tande reviews a new Cameroonian movie, Nkuma [1]: “Nkuma is a simple but interesting film which shows that FGM is a complex issue which is more than just about the sexist agenda of patriarchal Africa. It also has the merit of steering away from off-putting preachy and moralistic discourse aimed at shaming traditionalist to change their ways. The film demonstrates the complexity of the fight against FGM by showing that in many instances, the most vocal proponents of FGM are the women folk, and that they, more than the men, need convincing about the demerits of FGM.”