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Video: "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" to Premiere 2/9 on PBS World

Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is the incredible story of a young mother's quest to keep her baby daughter healthy and whole.

Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is the incredible story of a young mother's quest to keep her baby daughter healthy and whole. It is also the story of the African tradition of female genital cutting, which dates back thousands of years - and how it affects people's lives in just two of the many places where the practice is being debated today. Mrs. Goundo's husband fled drought and ethnic conflict in his native Mali sixteen years ago, and Mrs. Goundo came to the United States in 1999. Together, they are raising three young children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and fighting to stay in the country to ensure that their daughter is not forced to endure genital cutting.  Check out the above trailer for the film by filmakers Janet Goldwater and Barbara Attie, and watch the full premiere this Wednesday for the conclusion of Mrs. Goundo's struggle. For a more detailed synopsis, and to find a premiere screening near you, visit the films official website. For television scheduling to watch the premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 9th, visit ITVS.org.
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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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