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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1995
Available in French: No

This powerful and important film is the first to present an African viewpoint on the subject of female genital mutilation. At the age of 13, Soraya Mire, the filmaker, was subjected to it and spent the next 20 years recovering physically and emotionally. Fire Eyes explores the socio-economic, psychological, and medical consequences of this ancient custom which affects more than 80 million women worldwide.

Awards: Sundance Film Festival