The Day I Will Never Forget

Kim Longinotto

UK, 2002, 1h 30min

And as we learn from The Day I Will Never Forget, it is an operation often performed by elderly, uneducated women using primitive instruments under not exactly the most hygienic circumstances. Consequently, some bleed to death, get infections or must ’merely’ live with pain each time they urinate. And if the operation doesn’t leave them with daily complications, then the day they lose their virginity, the experience involves unimaginable pain.

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