"Sisters in Law," a film shot in Kumba, Cameroon, (the town I
recently visited), will be shown tomorrow evening Thursday January 19
at 7:45pm at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This award-winning
documentary has received rave reviews. I just found out about this
screening, and wanted to pass the word along to Africa Kabisa
listeners. I'm a major fan of Judge Judy, as well as Kumba and strong-
willed Cameroonian women, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Sisters in Law
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Sisters in Law by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi (UK/Cameroon,
2005, 106 min.). A fascinating, often hilarious look at the work of
one small courthouse in Cameroon. Tough-minded state prosecutor Vera
Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba are helping women in their
Muslim village find the courage to fight difficult cases on abuse,
despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent.
With fierce passion, they dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in
fair measurehanding down stiff sentences to those convicted. A cross
between Judge Judy and The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Sisters in
Law presents a strong and positive view of African women and has
audiences cheering when justice is served. In English, Hausa, and
Pidgin English with English subtitles. For more African films, see
the African Film Festival.
MFA members, seniors, and students $10; general admission $12.
Also, the MFA's African Film Festival will be held 2/15 - 2/26. Tune
into Africa Kabisa for ticket giveaways.
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