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Sisters in Law

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Mary Milton

Synopsis

Selected for Cannes 2005, festival favourite Kim Longinotto's latest work (co-directed with Florence Ayisi) is a totally fascinating - often hilarious - look at the work of one small courthouse in south-west Cameroon.

The two women at the heart of the documentary wouldn't be out of place in an Alexander McCall Smith bestseller. As the State Counsel and Court President, they dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure. The victims of crime - an abused child, a woman daring to accuse a man of rape, and another trying to end a brutal marriage in a society where divorce is taboo - are handled with fierce compassion. You'll feel like cheering when justice is served. (Sydney Film Festival)

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kim Longinotto, Florence Ayisi
Producer
Kim Longinotto
Editor
Ollie Huddleston
Screenwriter
Kim Longinotto
Director of Photography
Kim Longinotto
Sound
Mary Milton
Music
D'Gary
Principal Cast
Beatrice Ntuba, Vera Ngassa

Production Company

Vixen Films
26 Balfour Road
London N5 2HE
UK

T+44 (0)20 7359 7368

tg@tgraham.demon.co.uk