Punctured Hope: A Story About Trokosi and the Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa (2009)

Punctured Hope: A Story About Trokosi and the Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa

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Inspired by the true story of an irrepressible survivor. She was genitally mutilated and sexually abused for years when, as a virgin girl, she was enslaved to become a victim of the Trokosi practice. The story is based on the biggest form of slavery that exists today in the world.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Kingsley Sam Obed, Bruno Pischiutta
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Toronto Pictures

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A hugely well-meaning but painfully inept melodrama.

Full Review… | December 18, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Despite near-fatal drawbacks, Punctured Hope fulfills the stated ambitions of Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu to teach and inspire discussion.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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