Mohammed Tyson Conteh
Bondo is not FGM
BONDO IS NOT FGM is a campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices in my home country Sierra Leone. The project includes a collection of short films, a feature length documentary and a community engagement strategy to affect needed change within Sierra Leone. The campaign was launched after a beloved member of my film group died of bleeding after being cut in the Bondo bush.
My name is Mohamed S Conteh aka Tyson, son of Pa Alimamy Conteh and Ya Dankey Mansaray, born in a family of three siblings. At the age of ten I lost my father and my elder brother became the sole provider of our family. I had a mother and four children to provide for and send to school so I had to stop schooling and look for ways to raise money, starting with motorcycle (okada) transport rider. In 2009, I met WeOwnTv director Banker White and crew who provided me with the opportunity to learn about filming. That’s how I find myself in the movie world today, and now I am a founder and director of a local young film makers organization called Future View Film Group.