As part of the exhibition 'Commemorate and celebrate' in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam Movies that Matter presents the festival film Sarabah with an introduction by Sister Fa Saturday May 28 at 3pm.
It is not easy for women to be successful in Senegal's male-dominated rap scene. Sister Fa did it. Subjected to female genital mutilation as a child, the Queen of Hip Hop now campaigns to protect Senegalese girls from a similar fate. In the documentary film Sarabah, she returns to her native village to try to put an end to this centuries-old tradition through music and education.
Sister Fa (Fatou Mandiang Diatta, 1982) introduces the film. She will tell about the making of Sarabah and her fight against female circumcision in Senegal. After the screening there will be ample opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
The documentary won the Matter of ACT Award for best documentary at the Movies that Matter Festival 2011.