Asylum | 2002

Drama, Adaptation
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 ...more
Writers: N/A
Stars: N/A
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win | full awards »

Company

Constant Communications

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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