In this stirring documentary, hip-hop artist Sister Fa fights to stop the practice of female genital cutting (FGC) in her home country of Senegal. From her early days as an unpolished music phenom through a career-reinvention in Berlin, Sister Fa has continually smashed barriers in the male-dominated hip-hop world. But as this intimate film reveals, her strength of character was forged in a journey of hardship and transformation. Now, with the support of her husband and child, Sister Fa is ready to speak out about her own experience as a survivor of FGC. Sister Fa and her band travel to rural Senegal, where she launches a music-packed education campaign that culminates in an emotional visit to her home village.
Sarabah was finished in March of 2011 in time to premiere at the renowned human rights festival Movies That Matter in The Hague, Netherlands. It premiered on Link TV in January 2012, and has also been seen on television in France and Sweden. It went on to win the Cine Golden Eagle, for Independent Documentary Feature and Best Mid-Length Documentary at the Montreal International Black Film Festival in 2012, and the Jury Prize at the Festival du Film Humanitaire in Paris in 2013.
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