Tuesday 5 March 20197:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Renowned FGM activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jaha Dukereh comes to Second Home Holland Park, for an intimate screening of Jaha’s Promise – a film about her life and activism to end FGM in her home country of Gambia.
A survivor of FGM, and forced into child marriage at age 15, Dukureh has dedicated her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilising youth. In 2018 she was appointed the Regional UN Women Ambassador for Africa.
Ms. Dukureh is the CEO and Founder of the NGO “Safe Hands for Girls” that provides support to African women and girls who are survivors of FGM and addresses its lifelong, harmful physical and psychological consequences.
Joining her will be FGM activist Nimco Ali and from the Pink Protest, Grace Campbell and Alice Aedy.
Join short film producer Afonso Mota, for a screening of his debut feature film Aos Nossos Amigos.
Join us for a screening of Spike Jonze’s Her, followed by a discussion around the ethical and philosophical questions to be asked as we race towards a future among robots.
Member and award-winning film production company, Squatter Factory, has invited three of the most renowned local filmmakers to screen some of their best work.
Join us for a film screening of the 1960's cult classic Blow-Up by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni which tells the story of a mod London photographer who finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
There is an awakening in Portuguese cinema, spurred on by the country's recent uncertain times.
Plastic Oceans Foundation aims to change the world’s attitude towards plastic within a generation, and has teamed up with Athena Advisers to reduce plastic consumption and put a stop to ocean dumping.