Female genital mutilation, a reality that has suffered more than 200 million women and girls in the world, was carefully documented by José Manuel Colón in a 90-minute feature film, which premiered at the Palacio de la Prensa in Madrid on September 21st..
Eve's Apple picks up personal stories of Muslim women in the Gambia who have suffered the mutilation of their genitals. Testimonies that speak of overcoming and strength. It also shows the story of 40 Christian girls in Kenya, who escaped not to be put to practice. The difference of creeds between the protagonists is not less, shows that we are before a tradition that doesn’t have to do with the religion.
Colón also has professionals working in the prevention and eradication of FGM/C. This is the case of Dr. Adriana Kaplan, director of Wassu Foundation, who has investigated FGM for 30 years ago, both in the countries of origin and in the countries of destination of migrants. The documentary makes visible the work of the Wassu Foundation team, with presence in Spain and The Gambia.
The film also includes interviews with local politicians, representatives of international organizations and influential activists, such as the Gambian Minister of Health, Omar Sey, former UN Women's Director, Michelle Bachelet and Agnes Pereyio, elected woman of the year by the United Nations in Kenya.