1. What is FGM? FGM stands for female Genital Mutilation.

    Award winning, Silent Scream, Female Genital Mutilation drama-documentary, was privately screened on 30th June at the Watershed Cinema Bristol.

    Silent Scream also won the Young Voice Award at the BFI on the 5th March 2012.

    Silent Scream is drama-documentary made by 27 young women who attend schools in the Bristol area, with the support of Zed Productions and Integrate Bristol.

    Its primary aim is to persuade the communities that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must stop. Over 20,000 girls could be at risk in the UK. And an estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.

    This ground breaking and compelling short film highlights the myths and misconceptions that appear to justify the practice of female genital mutilation.

    FGM is illegal in the UK and most other countries, including Egypt and Somalia. As well as the extreme pain involved, victims commonly suffer psychological and emotional trauma. Medical complications can include urinary infections, kidney failure, sterility and death.

    The impetus for making this film came from the young women themselves. The project ran over five months and the young film makers worked after school, at weekends and in the school holidays to develop a story, adapt it to script then learn the skills necessary to take on all the roles involved in production.

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  2. Peep Show style, short comedy drama about female genital mutilation (FGM,) for Integrate Bristol. Directed and produced by Oliver Zimmermann, shot by Woody James and sound recorded by Catarina Oliviera. Written with the help of young people from Integrate Bristol.

    Favourite line: "She really is intimidatingly hot"

    If you would like to watch this film, please go and become a member at integratebristol.org.uk to find out the password. You can also download accompanying PDF and PowerPoint Lesson resources.

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  3. WATCH FULL FILM HERE : vimeo.com/137781541

    bloodpullsagun.com // benbriand.com

    WORLD PREMIERE : SXSW MARCH 2014
    NATIONAL PREMIERE : MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
    WINNER : BEST EMERGING FILM MAKER AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
    EUROPEAN PREMIERE : BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2014
    AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD : BEST DIRECTOR NOMINATION
    WINNER : GOLD ACS AWARD (Australian Cinematographers Society) 2014

    A PRODIGY / MOONWALK / LOVE LIKE FILMS PRODUCTION
    Cast ODESSA YOUNG / JOSH McCONVILLE / TESS HAUBRICH / GARY WADDELL
    Director - BEN BRIAND
    Writer - KEVIN W. KOEHLER
    Producers - MATT DOOLEY SERENA PAULL & DAVID GROSS
    Cinematographer - JEREMY ROUSE
    Production Design - ALICE BABIDGE & SIMON ELSLEY
    Wardrobe Design - ALICE BABIDGE
    Edited by LUKE DOOLAN
    Music by BASIL HOGIOS & JACK MOFFITT
    Casting by LUCKYGORKA McGREGOR CASTING

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  4. Dir, Cinematography, Edit & Music by Daghan İs
    Woman: Ezgi Bozkurt

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  5. Set in a dark and ambiguous city, two performing clowns Emmett and Ernie have hit rock bottom. Chucked from the Klandyke, a prestigious club in the heart of the mist, Ernie has kicked off again and Emmett has had it up to his eyeballs. Incapable of distinguishing the line between clowning and reality, screwing up shows has become a regular occurrence. Could this be the end of their epic 20 year relationship? Starring Dik Downey, Jamie Waite and Philip Herbert

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