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Jaha’s Promise


A documentary about the life and activism of Jaha Dukureh, a Gambian anti-female genital mutilation campaigner who returns to her country of birth to confront the harmful tradition that she and 200 million women and girls have undergone globally. Before trying to change her own family and society, Jaha has to save herself. Full of the raw drama of personal, family, religious and political conflict, “Jaha’s Promise” is an extraordinary narrative of individual and social change.


  • The Irish Times
    Told in brisk, digestible fashion – in the company of a charming campaigner – Jaha’s Promise cuts straight through such confusion to hammer home the core inhumanities.
  • HeadStuff
    Jaha Dukureh’s story is an incredible one and deserves to be told the world over, as it inspires its audience and shows the merits of personal belief and how one woman can really change the world.

Festival Participation

  • CPH:DOX - 2017
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival - 2017
  • Irish Film Institute Documentary Film Festival - 2017
  • Human Rights Arts & Film Festival - 2017
  • UN Women Screening
  • Sheffield
  • Mill Valley
  • IDFA
  • New York
  • Globe Docs Boston
    Audience Award
  • Bergen
  • Movies That Matter
  • Imagésanté

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