Women and child rights are human rights. In the lead up to Women Deliver, the world's largest conference focused on women's rights and empowerment, we have partnered with Amref Health Africa in Canada to host a screening of The Cut.
The Cut touches on issues many women and children face around the globe. Following the film, Onome Ako, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Amref Health Africa in Canada, will host a Q&A to discuss the topics from the film including FGM, abuse, gender-based violence and crime.
The screening takes place @ 1 University Ave., 3rd floor (Toronto)
May 23rd at 6pm.
Get your tickets here.
The event is free to attend, but we welcome donations to The Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre in Nairobi. All donations will be provided directly to the program in Nairobi.
Spots are limited, so please get your tickets before they're gone! We hope to see you there.
ABOUT THE FILM:
This is a story of two siblings (John and Jane) who have an unbreakable bond despite the challenges they face in their rural home in Kenya. John’s father wants to marry off Jane at an early age so that he can enjoy her dowry but John is adamant to save his sister from his father’s plan. John plans their escape to the big city, but will he succeed?
The Cut was created through a participatory approach. Children borrowed from their experiences and those from the community to write stories themed on child rights abuse. These stories formed the foundation of the script. Most scenes from the film were drawn from real life events that the children, who play the actors in the film, came up with in their narration. Themes covered in the film include gender-based violence, crime, alcoholism, female genital mutilation/cutting, sexual abuse and maternal health. The film was created by Director Peter Wangugi Gitau in collaboration with Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre in Nairobi.