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Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

United States, 2009


The sensitively told story of a Malian mother’s fight for asylum in the US to protect her two-year-old from female genital cutting. To stay in the US, Goundo must persuade an immigration judge that her US-born daughter, Djenabou, will suffer this procedure if Goundo is deported.

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Mrs. Goundo's Daughter Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater