A 2019 Oscar consideration in the Live Action Short Film category, Dishonour is a powerful drama that explores the terrifying practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).  A five year old girl is caught in a struggle between her widowed father and her elderly great aunt who are both doing their best to raise her according to the customs and laws of their newly adopted home in the United Kingdom.  The great aunt's misguided dedication to ancient tribal traditions and in particular FGM, leads to a very precarious situation for the young girl. 

Dishonour features the incomparable Mimi Ndiweni, who plays all six characters in this medium length feature film.

Dishonour was produced by Calendar Films.




Best Film Make a Difference Award

COMMFFEST Film Festival 2018

Best Short Film

DC Black Film Festival


Storytelling Award

A Show for a Change

Best Actress Award

Indie Short Fest


Human Rights & Dignity Award


Best Featured Actress in a Short Film

Tryon International film festival 2018



THe Following Universities screened Dishonour in support of the united nations’s 2019 international day of zero tolerance for fgm


Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

Cambridge University

Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mcmaster university

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

L’Université Paris-Sorbonne

Paris, France

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Humboldt University of Berlin

Berlin, Germany

University of South-Eastern Norway

Drammen, Norway

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

As, Norway

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

Durham University

Durham, United Kingdom

University of Exeter

Exeter, United Kingdom

King’s College

London, United Kingdom

Columbia University

New York, New York, United States

University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia, United States

Rutgers University

Camden, New Jersey, United States

University of Texas

Austin, Texas, United States


film Festivals & screenings


Indie short fest

February 3rd, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

Pan African Film& Arts Festival 2019

February 8th, 12th, and 18th, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

Commffest Global Film & Arts Festival

October 13th, 2018

Toronto ON

ALexandria Film Festival

November 8-11th, 2018

Alexandria, VA

raindance festival

October 2nd, 2018

London UK

Tryon International film festival

October 6th, 2018

Tryon, NC

DC black film festival

August 17h, 2018

Washington, DC 

BRONzelens film festival

August 22-26th, 2018

Atlanta, GA

The Women's Film Festival

March 19th, 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Oxford Women International Society

February 5th, 2018

Oxford UK

Amnesty International UBC

February 13th, 2018

Vancouver BC

Cardiff International Film Festival

October 29, 2017

Cardiff, Wales

North Jersey Human Rights Film Festival

April 28, 2018

Ridgewood, NJ



Would you like to host a screening of Dishonour to kick start action against FGM in your community? Do you think that screening Dishonour would add to an existing event? Contact us now!

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