Girls from Earth is a road movie documentary that focuses on a young European girl, 16, who builds a friendship with a young African girl with the same age.
Their conversation is the common thread that allows the viewer to discover how a young girl lives in her natural environment where female genitale mutilation and early marriage are part of the tradition and how, by their own will, some of these girls will first decide to escape and then bring support to the ones who couldn’t. Along the conversation, you will meet different African persons who fight FGM/C as well as actors of the fight against FGM/C in Europe.
The original and unique perspective of Girls from Hearth brings a complete liberty of mind when interpreting such a complex and cruel traditional behaviours as female genital mutilation. Breaking the traditional documentary structure, Girls from Earth explores a concept based on real feelings where innocence already cast ashore and determination surges to change traditions that already lasted too long.
You can watch Girls from Earth on Vimeo at the link below, in 10 different African and European languages. In the same link, you can find several short videos with interviews of social workers active in the field, academics explaining the negative impact of traditional harmful practices and pediatricians sensitizing migrant populations.