Punctured Hope

PUNCTURED HOPE DEPICTS HOPELESSNESS AMONG GENITALLY MUTILATED PROSTITUTES
Not a festive film, Punctured Hope was released exactly one week before Christmas Day at a cinema in Santa Monica with the subtitle A Story About Trokosi and the Young Girls’ Slavery in Today’s West Africa. The film, directed by Bruno Pishiutta, shows how Edinam (played by Belinda Siarny) and other girls are enslaved and how they achieve liberation. Facts about mutilation and forced prostitution conclude the somewhat crudely made but extraordinarily revealing film. The Political Film Society has nominated Punctured Hope for best film exposé and best film on human rights of 2009.