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Headline: FEMALE EXCISIONS
Assignment Caption:Female Excision in West Africa - Profiles/ Liz Gilbert/SYGMA
Roll 1 : Kpalime, Togo: July 17,1996
1- Mohamed Kassindja, Patriarch of Fauziya Kassinga's family who insisted on her excision.
2-36 Zunere Kassinga, Fauziya's mother, sees photos of Fauziya for the first time in 3 years. The photos are shown to her by Celia Dugger and Fauziya's cousin (Mohamed Kassindja's son).
ROLL 2 : Kpalime, Togo: July 18,1996
1-8 Fauziya's mother, cousin and Prince Jabarou phone Fauziya from Celia Dugger's hotel room.
9-19 Zuwere and Prince Jabarou are accompanied by town elders as they formally apologize to Mohamed Kassindja for the embarrasment caused by Fauziya's escape and refusal to be excised and for Zuwere's role in helping her flee.
20-22 Zuwere Kassinga, Fauziya's mother.
23 Mohamed Kassindja
24-36 Zuwere looking miserable during reconciliation with Mohamed.
ROLL 3 : Kpalime, Togo: July 18,1996
1-11 Seated together in the courtyard the reconciliation continues.
12-15 Mohamed's wives and children.
16-36 Zuwere looking miserable during reconciliation with Mohamed and is half turned away from group discussion in the courtyard.
ROLL 4 : Kpalime, Togo: July 18,1996
1-14 Mohamed Kassindja's wives and children in the courtyard they never leave her at home.
24-25 Mohamed Kassindja
31-32 Zuwere, Fauziya's mother looking miserable during reconciliation with Mohamed.
33-36 Mohamed's wives buy fish.
ROLL 5 : Kpalime, Togo: July 18,1996
1-2 Group portrait with Celia Dugger
3-21 Zuwere recalls her life before the death of her husband and Fauziya's departure.
22-36 Young women study the Koran in the Mosque by Kassindja's home.
ROLL 6 : Kpalime, Togo: July 18-19, 1996
1-23 Young women study the Koran in the Mosque where Miriam prays - July 18.
24-36 Young girls in the last row of Koran class at the mosque- July 19
ROLL 7: Kussuntu, Togo: July 21,1996
All frames: Children in Kussuntu study Koran in a dark, mud, village school hut
ROLL 8: Kussuntu: July 21,1996
1-5 Madame Rakia Idrissou, local "Exciser"
6-10 copies of Fauziya's father's portrait
11-28 street view in Kpalime (July 22)
29 women pray at a muslim wedding in Kpalime next door to mohamad kassindja.
30-31 girls watch festivities from room where bride is hidden until the ceremony.
32-36 bride hides beneath a sheet until the time when she is dressed and presented to the wedding guest.
ROLL 9: Kpalime, Togo :July 22,1996
all frames: at a Moslem wedding in Kpalime a bride is dressed by her mother and female relatives while guests dance outside.
Roll 10: Kpalime, Togo :July 22,1996
1-34 the bride at a Moslem wedding is dressed and receives guests in a sitting room.
33-35 Mohamed Kassindja's 2nd wife, Sala Matou Kassinga
Roll 11: Kpalime, Togo :July 23,1996
1-7 Kassindja's first wife, Adidjatou Kassinga
8-30 Miriam and her husband
31-37 Fauziya's sister, Ayisha, shops for a gift to send Fauziya and worries over the cost of a gold-plated bracelet.
Roll 12: Kpalime, Togo :July 23,1996
1-14 Tools of the trade. Razor blades from the market are used to perform female excisions.
15-16 Fauziya's sister buys her a bracelet.
17-23 In the market, women and the razor blades they sell
24-28 Constance, our translator * Please allow Celia Dugger to make prints of these images which are intended to be sent to an american dermatologist for evaluation.
Roll 13: Kpalime, Togo : July 23,1996
1-14 In the market a women sells Adako, a plant used to strengthen a patient who has lost blood. (commonly used to cure girls who have just been excised)
15-36 Prayer in the the mosque by Mohamed Kassindja's house.
Roll 14: Kpalime, Togo :July 23,1996
Miriam Razak prays in the the mosque next to her home. Miriam was excised against her will before marriage.
Roll 15: Abijan, Cote D'ivoire :July 26,1996
1-12 a woman is examined at the Aibef women's clininc in Abijan.
13-17 Amilienne, an excised women with 4 children, is examined by a gynocologist at AIBEF but has no complications because of her excision.
18-36 The waiting room at AIBEF where a mix of unexcised and excised women await consultation the clinic sees a large number of excisions in the country's capital city.
ROLL 16 : Abijan, Cote D'ivoire : July 26,1996
All frames: Women await consultation at the gynacology clinic of the public hospital which regularly sees excision cases in the department shown here. Typical complications from female excision are hemorraging at the time of the excision and splitting during childbirth.
ROLL 17 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 27, 1996
All frames: Young students at Koran school taught by Ibrahim a toll in man town.
ROLL 18 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 27, 1996
1-20 Koran school continued.
21-36 In a mock ceremony, young excised girls perform a dance celebrating their initiation into womanhood - older woman dance as newly excised girls march together to be presented to their village.
ROLL 19 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 27, 1996
1-17 Mock excision dance with excised girls with painted faces.
18-19 A young excised girl beside a string of bells used to drown out screams of the girls as they are excised.
20-36 Bells used to drown out screams during excision, children outside door.
ROLL 20 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 28, 1996
1-5 A boy with wire glasses.
6-8 A young excised girl.
9-30 Madeline Douane, local exciser with noise bells, used to drown out children's screams during excisions.
31-37 The family of Jean-Baptiste Bleu with daughter Marthe.
38 Celia Dugger
ROLLS 21->25: Sillakoro, Cote D'ivoire : July 29, 1996
In a performance depicting the debut of newly excised girls in a village, girls who have been excised during an initiation ceremony in the forrest march single file out of the woods and into their village. Finely dressed and painted, their group excision is celebrated with dancing and music. A masqued man on stilts tops off the performance with wild acrobatic twirling. Note: This is a performance and the girls coming out of the woods were excised in April.
ROLL 26 : Sillakoro, Cote D'ivoire : July 29, 1996
1-32 Excision ceremony performance cont.
33-36 At a women's clinic in man, midwife Clautilde Yenon.
ROLL 27 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 30, 1996
1-7 Clautilde Yenon, midwife, at the Maternal Health Center.
8-9 In the courtyard passing time at Bleu's house.
10-18 Yvonne Bleu with photos of her husband's excised sisters.
19-36 Girls make mud pies and play at Bleu's house.
Roll 28 : Man, Cote D'ivoire : July 30, 1996
1-8 Yvonne Bleu, Jean-Baptiste Bleu's wife passes time with friends and relations weaving hair extensions.
9-36 Marthe Bleu, Yvonne and J.B.'s daughter wearing white outfit with small black polka dots lounges in the courtyard with her mother and friends as children play and women weave hair extentions.
ROLL 29 : Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire : August 2, 1996
1-11 In the littered courtyard of their compound Awa Kone plays with her children the youngest of whom she plans to soon have excised. They are baby Kadia and her four year old sister Memouna. Their older sister Miriam (wearing yellow head scarf) has already been excised.
Sack Number: 9609677
Slug: FEMALE EXCISIONS
Change Time: False
Reporter There?: False
Editor: Photo Editor
Date Wanted: 08/14/96
Time Wanted: ASAP
Photographer Type: 2
Number of Rolls: 29