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Part of GFF's Social Justice Film Series, sponsored by the Mauro Family Fund! These impacting and politically driven films will stir you from your seat and into action! Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

Luz, from the Emberá Chamí Indigenous community in Colombia, left her home territory for Bogotá when she discovered she underwent female genital mutilation at birth. The Emberá is one of the few communities in South America that still carries out the practice, a brutal byproduct of colonialism.

Far from her family, Luz struggles to make her way in the relentless city, until she meets Claudia, a fellow Emberá Chamí and activist. Through the strength of their friendship, Claudia decides to travel to Luz’s home to start a dialogue with other Indigenous women and encourage them to make critical and urgent changes to end the practice of female genital mutilation. Through her intimate approaches to filming, director Priscila Padilla has crafted a deeply sensitive and breathtaking film that follows the women in their journey to break ties with colonialism and recover their ancestral wisdom of body–earth connection. - Hot Docs

Top 10 Audience Choice favourites at Hot Docs 2020`

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    83 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish / Embera
  • Country
    Colombia / Bolivia
  • Director
    Priscilla Padilla