In the name of Your Daughter

Award Winner

Film Info

Film Year: 208

Film Duration: 84 min

Country: Canada

Language: Swahili


Giselle Portenier

Film Category

Best Director


Heartbreaking and heartwarming, the award-winning In The Name Of Your Daughter tells the story of Tanzanian girls as young as eight who have to make the most difficult choice of their young lives: whether to submit to female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage or risk their lives and run away from home, not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Rhobi Samwelly, one of the most charismatic women in Africa, risks her life to give the girls a safe haven. This is a story of courage and hope.