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  • Sisters in Law

    2005. Cameroon/Great Britain. Kim Longinotto, Florence Ayisi. 104 min.

Discussion with Longinotto and critic and writer John Anderson

Sunday, May 10, 2009, 2:30 p.m.

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  • Sisters in Law

    2005. Cameroon/Great Britain. Codirected by Kim Longinotto, Florence Ayisi. In the small town of Kumba, Cameroon, there has not been a conviction in a spousal abuse case in seventeen years. But State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba are determined to better their community—and perhaps change their country in the process. A real-life cross between TV’s Judge Judy and The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, this fascinating, sometimes hilarious documentary follows the two women as they help victims fight difficult cases of abuse despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. Winner of the Prix Art et Essai at the Cannes Film Festival. In Pidgin English; English subtitles. 104 min.

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