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una terra, una vida

A documentary directed by PERE HERMS i MARCEL BRAU
Coproduced by ABYSSINIA FILMS and DANAKIL PRODUCCIONS

This documentary explains the history of Norró and Nohode, two Dassanetch sisters that were subject to circumcision

 
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DIRECTORS: MARCEL BRAU, PERE HERMS
SCRIPT, CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING: PERE HERMS
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: MARINA SANS
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: LLUÍS CROUS
DOCUMENTATION: JUANI MARTÍNEZ, MARCEL BRAU

TECHNICAL DATA

ORIGINAL TITLE: Norró, história de una ablación
ENGLISH TITLE: Norró, a story of female circumcision
GENRE: Documentary
RUNTIME: 56 minutes
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Dassanetch
SUBTITLES: Catalan, Spanish, English
SHOOTING FORMAT:Dvcam
EXHIBITION FORMAT: Betacam Digital

TV REALEASES

SPANISH TV, TVE (SEPTEMBER 2006)
CZECH TV (DESEMBER 2007)

 
 

SYNOPSIS

"My name is Norró and I am a 12-year-old Dassanetch girl. Not long ago they circumcised me and also my sister Nohode. It is a very ancient custom in my land. If we didn’t have it done, nobody would respect us. We would not be able to get married or have kids. We would be alone, rejected by everybody”.

This documentary explains the history of Norró and Nohode, two Dassanetch sisters that were subject to circumcision. We will live alongside them and their family during the days before the ritual is held. Through their words and gestures we will learn what they think and why this deep-rooted tradition is practised.

 
 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION:CATALUNYA
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2006
FILMING LOCATIONS: ETHIOPIA
PRODUCTION COMPANIES:ABYSSINIA FILMS, DANAKIL PRODUCCIONS

 
 

FESTIVALS

- La Imágen del Sur 2006 (official section)

 
 

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DOCUMENTARY ONLINE

Spanish
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LINKS

Internet Movie Database IMDB
CatalanFilms Cat
CatalanFilms Esp
CatalanFilms Eng
Trailer
Festival La Imagen del Sur
Fipatel (FIPA)

 
 

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