The film tells the true story of Charity, a girl from the Masai Mara region in Kenya. She loves dearly her parents and is looking forward to the day when she will undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and she will become a woman, just like the older girls in the village. One day, however, a film on the risks and consequences of FGM is shown at her boarding school. Charity suddenly changes her mind and breaks the news to her parents. Her mother chooses to listen to her and to support her in her decision, while her father is scared about how people from the village
This is a short version of a longer film, produced by AIDOS, which was created in the framework of the “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM” project, supported by the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation.