Germany 2018 – Director: Beryl Magoko – Original language: English, German, Swahili – Subtitles: English

Unwritten rules and traditions are the foundation of a culture. Yet there are rituals that are kept silent, often out of shame – such as the genital mutilation of young women. With her autobiographical film, Beryl Magoko breaks the vicious cycle. Uninhibited, warm-hearted and with a clear aim: the prospect of reconciliation.

Writer: Beryl Magoko. Camera: Jule Katinka Cramer. Sound: Malin Schmid, Johannes von Barsewisch. Editing: Fani Schoinopoulou BFS. Music: Fatoumata Diawara, Lennart Saathoff, Matthias Wittwer. Production: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. Producer: Beryl Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Rushlake Media GmbH. Distribution: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.

#Strokes of fate and self-determination