October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, and to mark it, I’m really happy to announce the release of a very special documentary my students produced. Last February I took a group of students to Kenya to shoot a film about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the work that AMREF Health Africa is doing to put an end to this dangerous practice. (You may have read my post earlier this year about the trip, which provides more details about all of this.) “Saying NO to the Cut” is the result of this labour of love by several talented young women in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University.

(Don’t see the video? Try this link: https://youtu.be/FGANVC0Pc94)

I’m so very proud of the work my students did and the fact that this video will help AMREF educate people about the issues and their campaign to end FGM.

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