The Cutting Tradition

47 min - United Kingdom John Howarth, Nancy Durrell McKenna, Narrated by Meryl Streep

A moving and sensitive documentary discussing the complex social, religious, cultural and economic issues that underpin the ongoing practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). The film deliberately raises questions that are critical in understanding why FGM continues to be very common to this day in both rich and poor communities, despite being illegal in many countries of origin.