Warrior Marks
TitleWarrior Marks
DirectorPratibha Parmar
CountryUK
Year1993
Duration54mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionA documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa, presented by Pulitzer prize winning author of The Colour Purple, Alice Walker. Alice Walker, goes on a journey from California to England, Gambia and Senegal, meeting courageous and inspiring women who have survived to fight against the practice of female gentile mutilation. Poetic and passionate in tone, yet clearly focused on its message, Warrior Marks unlocks some of the cultural and political complexes surrounding the issue of female genital mutilation. Although the subject is painful, the film is not graphic; critical facts are intimated through a moving symbolic dance sequence.