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Uncomfortable Conversations: A Letter to My Husband

Sara and Mohamed are a married couple expecting their second child however, the couple have never discussed their struggle with the effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that sits in the middle of their relationship. Sara's final plea as her due date draws closer is to open up her heart in writing so her husband, who is now far away emotionally and in another country, will be able to understand once he returns. This short-film highlights the implications of FGM on maternal health and mental health.

This short-film was produced under the Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM/C, a project implemented by AIDOS and funded by UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on female genital mutilation/cutting. Special thanks to FORWARD UK who supported the production of this short-film in the UK. A UK based charity who have worked for over 30 years to campaign and advocate for African women and girls to live free from FGM and other forms of abuse.

  • Kabung Lomodong
  • Lesley Delmenico
  • Kabung Lomodong
  • Kabung Lomodong
  • Mahasin El-Hasan
    Key Cast
  • Moniem Ibrahim
    Key Cast
  • Mohamed Eltahir
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Paddington Arts Centre
    United Kingdom
    February 2, 2018
    UK Premiere
Director Biography - Kabung Lomodong

Inspired by the works of the father of African Cinema, Ousmane Sembène, Kabung aspires to create films that are thought provoking and relevant to the everyday life of ordinary people. Her first short-film was selected by UNFPA-UNICEF project in 2017 on a project to support the advocacy against FGM.

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Director Statement

“The development of Africa will not happen without the effective participation of women. Our forefathers’ image of women must be buried once for all.”
― Ousmane Sembène