In a remote lake of Uganda, girls who were getting pregnant before marriage were abandoned on the tiny island of Akampene, aka Punishment Island. Here most died, but some were saved by men in search of free brides.
Laura Cini, an Italian filmmaker, went to the area on 2011 to look for survivors. The mission was successful and now she completed a hour documentary on the story which was supported by crowdfunders and the Italian Ministry of Culture. Premiering soon.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
For those in Florence...
On the 30th of October we are meeting you in the city centre. It is an event organized by three leading women associations based in Florence. On this occasion we will present the documentary, ourselves, show the inedited trailer and explain the crowdfunding campaign. An anthropologist of the Univertsity of Florence will also give a brief speech about women and taboos in the world.