On Wednesday, March 25, the USI History Department, Africana Studies and the College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring a viewing of the Kenyan film, The Cut, followed by a question and answer session ith Kenyan film director Peter Wangugi Gitau and his affiliates.
The Cut, presented by Kenyan based Tuwasho Productions, is about a boy trying to protect his young sister from female circumcision and forced early marriage. Its production was sponsored by the Dagoretti Children's Centre and Film School under the umbrella of Amref Health Africa. The film also touches on themes of gender violence, sexual abuse, maternal health and alcoholism.
The discussion following the film may include issues related to female circumcision (FGM), human trafficking, early marriage, or child homelessness, as well as the ethics of NGOs such as Amref Health Africa and the role the Dagoretti Children’s Centre play in rehabilitating Nairobi’s street children.
Additionally, students in film studies, journalism, and communications may find the question and answer session informative and enlightening.
Amref and the Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre
Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00pm
Liberal Arts Center, Kleymeyer Hall
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA