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According to the tradition of the Masai tribe in Kenya, Sabina has to be circumcised when she turns 12 years-old. Despite its gruesome nature, festivities surround female circumcision, which shadow the pain and health risks associated with this practice. This documentary follows Sabina in her fight to end such a dangerous and life-threatening practice.
Els van Driel studied art history and social-cultural theology at the University of Amsterdam. She worked for almost 13 years for the Dutch Ecumenical Broadcasting company, IKON Television, where she learned the skills and crafts of television and documentary making. At IKON, she initiated the award-winning youth documentary series ‘Just Kids’ (aka 'Mensjesrechten'); a series about children’s rights, which is broadcast in several countries around Europe and is shown at film festivals around the globe.