The coalminer’s daughter. The bartender. The police brutality activist. The grieving mother. Each looked at the man representing her in Congress and said, “I can do better.”
After enduring genital mutilation, a determined young woman finds her voice — in a beauty pageant.
“Girl, do not fear the razor blade.” Hawa Annour will always remember the lyrics of the song her mother and aunts chanted when she was being cut with cold scissors in Chad. She was twelve years old and underwent a feminine genital mutilation, like half of the girls in her country do. Nine years later, she found herself halfway around the world and healing through participating in a beauty pageant.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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