Sisters in Law (15)

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Time Out says

Fri Oct 21 2005

Longinotto is one of the best documentarians working today, and in her engrossing latest (co-directed with Ayisi), she characteristically gives us firm footing in an unfamiliar milieu – here it’s the courtrooms of Kumba, Cameroon – with her use of cogent, Wiseman-influenced verité. The awful testimonies of rape and domestic violence and the defendants’ general lack of denial and remorse make bitterly clear that women and children are little more than disposable merchandise in this village. Yet in the scorching determination of prosecutor Vera Ngassa, as well as the stunning resilience of the adult plaintiffs who want better lives for their daughters, the film locates genuine hope for the future.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 11, 2006

Duration:

104 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Kim Longinotto, Florence Avisi

Music:

D'Gary

Cinematography:

Kim Longinotto

Editor:

Oliver Huddleston

Producer:

Kim Longinotto

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