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FGM: BBC/ Guardian Film about the campaign to stop FGM in Iraqi-Kurdistan

Foto: Female genital mutilation: the film that changed the law in Kurdistan</p><br /> <p>Two filmmakers spent almost a decade reporting the greatest taboo subject in Kurdish society. Watch their story http://gu.com/p/3jz6tToday Guardian Films present a short version of a co-production with the BBC  about the decade long fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. The BBC-Guardian team has followed two filmmakers who spend almost a decade reporting the greatest taboo subject in Kurdish society. Nabaz Ahmed and Shara Amin persuaded people to talk about the effects of FGM. Their film became an important tool in a capmpaign the grassroots organisation WADI launched to combat FGM and get the practice outlawed in 2011. Latest figures by WADI show that in some regions of Iraqi Kurdistan the number of girls being mutilated  has fallen by over 60% in the last few years.

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