The film deals with the difficult relationship between immigration and tradition in the experience of an Egyptian mother in the United States. A young mother of Egyptian origins who migrated to the United States is solicited by the grandmother to submit the child to genital mutilation in order to respect the tradition. Amina is not intended to do it: will she be able to find the courage to oppose her mother and to break with a practice whose origins are lost in the mists of time and that over 90 percent of women in Egypt were subjected to? The dilemma is the same faced by many women of African descent living in the West, where female genital mutilation is not a local but an "imported" practice, as a result of migration, a practice which is prohibited by law. Women who had never asked themselves this question in their own country of origin, since they considered FGM a "natural" stage in the path that turns a child into an adult woman.
Author(s): Sara Rashad
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