To help educate audiences, Women + Film has chosen the documentary Mrs. Goundo's Daughter as May's featured selection. "We're proud to present a very watchable, non-graphic film about this human-rights issue," says Bridges of the movie, which follows the struggle of a Malian mother to gain asylum in the United States in order to protect her two-year-old daughter from a traumatizing some say mutilating circumcision. "Through one mother's passionate story, we understand the struggle between the activists fighting to end this practice and the traditionalists who defend it."
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter screens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway. The films co-producer and editor, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, will be on hand; a reception will follow. Admission is $25, $20 for DFS members; for more information, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
Tue., May 25, 2010