Asylum (2002)

Type Short Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 0hr 20mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kirsten Johnson Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Kate Taverna Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Gini Reticker Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gini Reticker Director n/a 2 2000002
Sandy McLeod Director n/a 2 2000001
Baba, a young Ghanian woman, goes in search of her father for his blessing on her impending marriage to the young man she loves. Her joy at finding him turns into a nightmare as he insists she submit to his choice of marriage to an old man, and that she undergo female genital mutilation as is the custom in his tribe. She is forced to flee her father's village, seeking refugee status in the U.S. Instead she becomes enmeshed in the U.S. immigration system.