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by Mette Knudsen


A chilling documentary about a young woman from Sierra Leone who was genitally mutilated against her will at the age of sixteen. The film seeks to draw attention to the dangerous and feared secret societies that perform these operations.

international title: The Secret Pain
original title: Den hemmelige smerte
country: Denmark
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Mette Knudsen
film run: 75'
release date: DK 9/06/2006
cinematography by: Simon Plum
film editing: Aase Holm
producer: Simon Plum
production: Angel Film Production
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark
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