The film AFRICAN HEART is a raw, captivating look into the life of an African girl, who is a victim of the traditions that weave her destiny.
After a childhood damaged by parents who did not know how to protect her, Sherifa realizes that she cannot embrace their way of life as her own. So, on the day of her forced marriage, Sherifa flees her family and friends to the "big city". When the secret of her circumcision revealed, she realizes nothing will ever be the same again. In search of better horizons, Sherifa faces cruelties that drive her into the world of prostitution. Will she survive?
The actors of AFRICAN HEART share their thoughts and feelings on FGM.
Thousands throughout Africa have viewed this film, as it was shown by Canal+ Africa on its cable network.
A Sélifa BOUKARI MCGREEVY Production
A Steven AF Film
Based on a True Story
Karima ISSIFOU ODALO SOGOYOU
Adjei AKONDO Youssif TOURE and Jean-Michel HUET
Director of Photography A. Tavio WILSON
Executive Producer James MCGREEVY
Story By Sélifa BOUKARI MCGREEVY
Screenplay By Steven AF
Produced By Sélifa BOUKARI MCGREEVY Directed By Steven AF