The Blood of Women

Christian Lajoumard
2011, 52’

Le Sang des femmes The Pokot live in the northwest region of Kenya and in parts of Uganda. They are a proud and fiercely independent people with a strong cultural identity and vigorous traditions. One of these traditions is female mutilation: a required rite of passage to adulthood. This film records the testimonies of men and women who have experienced this tradition… fight against it and, often, have been victims of it. This film is dedicated to the girls and women we had the privilege of meeting.

Production Broadcastingtechnical sheet
Produced in collaboration with La Fondation Sentinelles, with the participation of Télé Paese and the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie, the French Embassy in Kenya, the Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya.
• International sales : Beliane ( • Institutional distribution North America : Cinefete • TV broadcasting : Télé Paese, Canal France International, Téléssonne
Cinematography : Christian Lajoumard Sound : Arnaud Soulier Editing : Marie-Laure Désidéri Colourist : Arnaud Sentenac Sound mixing : Raoul Fruhauf Pokot translations : Bernard Kedi Kabété French adaptation : Roméo Lajoumard
• Available in : VO with English subtitles or English dubbing –  VO with French subtitles or French dubbing