TV star and activist Sally Jobe has joined the fight against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), saying it is an affront to their dignity as women.
The CEO of Tizzy Media will on Friday, May 27, premier a 77-minute film tackling the untruths about FGM in the country.
"We have created and produced a film titled Zahra's Pain that reveals the effects of female genital mutilation," said Sally in an Instagram post.
The outspoken TV star continued: "FGM or female circumcision is still a much-practiced procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed but there is no medical reason for this to be done as psychiatric diagnostic showed that almost 80% of women who had undergone FGM developed anxiety disorder with. a high rate 30.4% of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)."
According to her, the film Zahra Pains "shows a young married woman who is not responding to sexual stimulus and cannot achieve orgasm during intercourse with her husband."
She further disclosed: "The film is a 45 scenes and 14 actors story produced into a 77-minute film and was recorded in 5 locations within 4 days."
Some of the country's most prominent anti-FGM activists including Jaha Dukureh are expected to attend the premiere at the Ebujan Theater in Kanifing.