“Parents have no right to cut their daughters.
They only have the right to educate them and help them to fulfill their dreams.”
In The Name Of Your Daughter is the heartbreaking and heartwarming fly-on-the-wall story of the most courageous girls in the world, children in Northern Tanzania who are risking their lives to defy their destiny and follow their dreams. These girls, some as young as eight, are running away from home, leaving everything and everyone they love behind to save themselves from female genital mutilation and avoid being sold off into a child marriage. And it’s the story of one of Africa’s most charismatic women, Rhobi Samwelly, a brave local hero who confronts her community and protects the girls in her Safe House.
We made the film with the support of almost 400 people from 30 countries who donated to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign, and with the backing of BBC Storyville, Ikon television from The Netherlands, SVT in Sweden, DR television in Denmark, and YLE television in Finland. Thank you!
We also thank all the brave and beautiful Tanzanian girls who allowed us into their lives and to tell their stories.
Copyright Defying Destiny Films Inc 2016