Sisters In Law

Sisters In Law

By Florence Ayisi & Kim Longinotto

  • Genre: Florence Ayisi & Kim Longinotto
  • Release Date: 2007-02-26
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Florence Ayisi & Kim Longinotto
  • Production Company: Vixen Films
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 1.99
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Kumba Town, Cameroon is overseen by the progressive female partnership of prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba, who together help women to speak out and fight back against assumptions of patriarchal privilege in modern-day Africa. The film focuses on the cases of Sonita, a young girl who accuses a neighbour of rape; Manka a six-year-old who has 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.