Koromousso – Big Sister

Habibata Ouarme, Jim Donovan, Canada / Kenya, 2023, 76 min., documentary, OmeU

With candor, humor and courage, the protagonists explore the lifelong effects of female genital mutilation in Africa and Canada. The women embark on a personal journey of discovery as they discuss the meaning of female pleasure and the complexity of female anatomy while working to overcome long-held feelings of shame and loneliness. An individual and collective healing process begins, challenging cultural taboos around sexuality and resolutely striving to regain control over their bodies. According to current UNICEF data, more than 200 million women worldwide are affected by female genital mutilation.