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SISTERS IN LAW

by Kim Longinotto

synopsis

Kumba, a small town in southwest Cameroon. Six-year-old Manka has fled her house an cruel aunt. Sonita courageously accuses her neighbor of rape. Amina decides to end her marriage with a brutal man by taking him to court. The film follows two women, the Counselor of State and the Presiding Judge, in their daily work: to bring aid to these women determined to put an end to their harsh lives.

international title: Sisters in Law
original title: Sisters in Law
country: United Kingdom
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Kim Longinotto
film run: 104'
release date: FR 08/03/2006
screenplay: Kim Longinotto
cinematography by: Kim Longinotto
film editing: Ollie Huddleston
music: D'Gary
production: Vixen Films (UK)
distributor: Ad Vitam
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