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A Birthday Party

12m Drama, Short 2021

It’s their birthday and twin sisters Aisha and Fatima are making plans. While Aisha enjoys a small surprise with her boyfriend Dan, Fatima has more sinister intentions which involve her teenage daughter Sukeina. After a birthday lunch over which looms the memory of a painful cultural practice, the sisters return to their homes in anticipation of birthday festivities. Aisha calls Fatima for advice on a recipe and is shocked to hear the voice of the Aunt who performed a painful FGM procedure on them many years ago. Distraught at the thought that the same practice will be carried out on her adolescent niece, Fatima races over to her sister’s flat in an attempt to break difficult ties with tradition.


Victoria Thomas


Deva Smith



Closed Captions [CC]




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