A Taken Pleasure – seeks to sheds light on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as well as the culture of child brides to rich older men still practiced in some African communities. The film is well shot with good cinematography, sound and lighting. However, for such a serious topic, I would have like to have seen a bit more emotions from the leading actors. I found the acting a bit too scripted and lacked emotion. Perhaps it would have been better acted in their native tongue with subtitles rather than in English.
Zinabu refuses to be circumcised. She has heard about the consequences she will face after the cut and she fears to go through the rite. The only way to get her ready for any dowry was by circumcision. What will she do?
Asibi on the other hand has to become the fifth wife of Alhaji Abu. Her dowry was paid when she was still a baby, and Alhaji is coming to take her with him because she has come of age. Meanwhile, Asibi wants something else. What could that be?