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In the Name of Your Daughter

Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 6:15 PM
River Park Church Auditorium

In the Name of Your Daughter

Heartbreaking and heartwarming, In The Name Of Your Daughter is an intimate fly-on-the-wall story about some of the most courageous girls in the world: children like feisty 12-year old Rosie Makore who ran away from her home in Northern Tanzania to save herself from female genital mutilation (FGM) and the child marriage her parents had planned for her.

Film Information

Year: 2018
Length: 84 minutes


Winner, Award of Excellence – Impact Docs Awards 2018

Winner, Best Canadian Feature – Northwest Fest 2018

Cast & Credits

Director: Giselle Portenier

UN Goal


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

Giselle Portenier  |  Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker

Giselle Portenier is a Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on human rights, especially the human rights of children and women. Her films have screened around the world and have helped local activists change minds, hearts and even laws. They include the ground-breaking BBC films ‘Murder in Purdah” about honor killings in Pakistan, “Let Her Die” about female infanticide and foeticide in India, and “Dying For Sex” about Thailand’s indigenous Sex Trade. Her latest film, “In The Name Of Your Daughter,” is about some of the most courageous girls in the world, Tanzanian girls as young as eight who are risking their lives to escape female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. Her goal was to create a hopeful film about young African warriors standing up for their human rights that could be used as a tool for change. Since its premiere at the prestigious CPH:DOX documentary festival in Copenhagen in 2018, the award-winning film has taking audiences by storm, and is already being used in a mobile screening campaign in Tanzania. Portenier is now devoting her time to create impact with the film. In October 2018 in Washington, in the presence of FGM activists and survivors from four continents, she was awarded a Global Women P.E.A.C.E. award for her work to help end FGM. Portenier produced and directed documentaries at the BBC in London, England for twenty years, and is now an independent filmmaker living in Vancouver.