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 Sisters In Law

Director/Producer:  Kim Longinotto   Co-Director:  Florence Ayisi

Country:  Cameroon/UK    Year:  2005        Length:  104 minutes

Language:  Pidgin English, Hausa and English

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Synopsis (Courtesy of Women Make Movies)

 Winner of the Prix Art et Essai at the Cannes Film Festival and screened to acclaim at more than 120 festivals around the world, SISTERS IN LAW is the bestselling documentary from internationally renowned director Kim Longinotto, co-directed by Florence Ayisi. 

In the little town of Kumba, Cameroon, there have been no convictions in spousal abuse cases for 17 years.  But two women determined to change their community are making progress that could change their country.  This fascinating, often hilarious doc follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent.  


With fierce compassion, the two feisty and progressive-minded women dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure, handing down stiff sentences to those convicted.  A cross between “Judge Judy” and “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” SISTERS IN LAW has audiences cheering when justice is served.