Paula Heredia  

Paula Heredia is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York and Suchitoto, El Salvador. She received an Emmy® Award for the HBO documentary In Memoriam, NYC 9/11/01, the ACE Eddie Award® for the documentary Unzipped, and a nomination for the HBO series The Weight of the Nation. Her film portraying the grassroots movement to end female genital mutilation, Africa Rising received the Best Woman Director Award at the IDFF in Soria Spain and Alborada was official selection at the Festival of Cine Invisible in Bilbao and the Cuban International Film Festival. Paula received the Humane Society's Genesis Award for her film Toucan Nation. She is currently in the final stages of a new film portraying the consequences of poverty and lack of rights for women and young children in El Salvador. (7/19)

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Africa Rising The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation

A film by Paula Heredia, 2009, 62 min, Color

Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of Africa to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave African activists are leading a formidable, fearless grassroots movement to end 5,000 years of FGM. An insightful look at the frontlines of a quiet revolution taking…

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