Silvia Is My Name

Silvia Is My Name
gender
education
women in film
Africa
Max Benyo
Germany
2019
63min
Maa, Kiswahili, English
English Subtitle
Student & Debut Competition

Silvia lives in southern Kenya, in Maasailand, and fights for women’s rights. She helps young, pregnant girls and raped women. She talks about the dangers of female circumcision to the elders. She regularly faces resistance, as traditional patriarchal thinking is hard to let go of. But even though she encounters many obstacles, she continues her struggle for women’s rights and equality.

geoblocked to Hungary
Producer: 
Max Hegewald
Editor: 
Max Hegewald
Sound: 
Azadeh Zandieh
Music: 
Sebastian Schmidt
Distribution info: 
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Cristina Marx, Email: distribution@filmuniversitaet.de
Awards: 
Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2020 World premiere