Feature Documentary: ‘Mother Unknown’

Winner of the UNICEF Child Rights Award at The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2009.

A documentary film made in Sudan about the tragic stories of three women forced to abandon their infants who are born outside of wedlock. This extract shows a reading from the Koran which is the Muslim story of the birth of Jesus to Mary (Mariam). In the Muslim version of the story there is no Joseph, Jesus is born out of wedlock.

Directed by Taghreed Elsanhouri. Edited by Zan Barberton and Scott Radnor, Online Editor, Colourist: Scott Radnor.