1. Content warning: Not suitable for under 16's. Content may be upsetting or triggering to some viewers with content relating to violence against women and girls.

    If you need support relating to the issues represented in this film, please contact FORWARD at 020 8960 4000 (extension 1), or at support@forwarduk.org.uk.

    'Needlecraft' is a three minute animated film aimed at raising awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. Developed by FORWARD and Animage Films with support from the End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign. A version of this animation which is suitable for primary schools will be launched by FORWARD and Animage Films in October 2015.

    Funded by Comic Relief and The Sigrid Rausing Trust and animated by the Oscar™ winning animator Daniel Greaves. Created and co-directed by the award winning filmmaker and writer Ruth Beni.

    Donate to help FORWARD end FGM! Please text FWRD30 £3 (or other amount) to 70070

    This film can be used for professional and educational reasons, please email forward@forwarduk.org.uk for a downloadable version, stating how you wish to use the film.

    More information: forwarduk.org.uk
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  2. Forced Marriage transcends more than one culture and is prevalent all over the world including in the UK.

    'Our Girl' is a three minute film aimed at getting communities talking and acting towards putting a stop to forced marriage. The film is part animated and it features several filmed scenarios, all based on true cases of forced marriage.

    'Our Girl' was made by Animage Films in partnership with the Forced Marriage Unit and AVA (Against Violence and Abuse). The film was written and directed by Ruth Beni and animated by the Oscar nominated artist Erica Russell.

    The film will be disseminated by specialist organisations in their work with communities and young people, as well as help raise public awareness with the clear message that forcing someone to marry is a breach of basic human rights and is now a criminal offence in the UK.

    Accompanying 'Our Girl' is 'True Stories' a six minute film with extended dramatised interviews based real testimonies from Forced Marriage victims. To view this film go to vimeo.com/101035867

    Please feel free to share and download

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