Sisters in Law released on DVD

Sisters in Law released on DVD

An award winning work from internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker
Kim Longinotto (The Day I Will Never Forget, Divorce Iranian Style) and co-director Florence Ayisi, Sisters in Law will be available to buy on DVD from February 26th 2007.

Sisters in Law is a totally fascinating, often hilarious look at the work of one small courthouse in the Muslim village of Kumba Town, Cameroon. The tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba are helping women in their village find the courage to fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. With fierce compassion, they dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure-handing down stiff sentences to those convicted. In signature style, Longinotto’s unobtrusive camera captures an abundance of colourful characters, allowing their powerful stories to unfold effortlessly without the need for narration. The cases include Sonita, a young girl who accuses a neighbour of rape; Manka a six-year-old who has been beaten with a coat-hanger; and Amina, a wife seeking divorce from her abusive husband. All three are given the sort of support that extends beyond legal advice and becomes a crucial act of empowerment.

A warm, witty and involving portrait of two remarkable characters and an example of grassroots action at its most effective, Sisters in Law is that rare thing – a film that makes you believe things might actually get better rather than worse.

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