Basira

Basira Presents: Two Short Films
‘Ana Ahlam’ and ‘Shokran Toni’ - Followed by Q+A Session
With Sudanese director Nahid Toubia

Date: Friday, 30th October 2015.
Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start and running to 9pm
Venue: The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0SW.
Tickets: £8 on the door or book in advance via Billetto.

‘Ana Ahlam’ and ‘Shokran Toni’Produced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, ‘Ana Ahlam’ explores gender-based violence as experienced by Palestinian refugee women living in Lebanon. It asks whether or not there is hope for female survivors of domestic abuse.

‘Shokran Toni’ reflects on a special friendship formed between the American novelist Toni Morrison and a group of Sudanese women. When Morrison published an open letter in response to a YouTube video showing a Sudanese woman being lashed for an unknown moral crime, director Nahid Toubia responded by creating this film.

Guest speaker Dr Nahid Toubia is a Sudanese surgeon and women’s health rights activist who specialises in the research into female genital mutilation (FGM). She is the co-founder and director of ‘Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women’ (RAINBO).