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Sisters in law

Author: Kim Longinotto; Florence Ayisi; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor and judge work to put an end to their community's tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Foreign films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Longinotto; Florence Ayisi; Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 64587118
Language Note: In English, pidgin English and Hausa, with English subtitles.
Notes: This disc is a DVD-R and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.
Some production credits from distributor.
Originally released as a 2005 motion picture.
Credits: Camera, Kim Longinotto ; film editor, Ollie Huddleston.
Performer(s): Vera Ngassa, Beatrice Ntuba.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Responsibility: a film by Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto ; [producer/director, Kim Longinotto ; co-director, Florence Ayisi].

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A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor and judge work to put an end to their community's tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape.

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(EMRO user published 2006-11-29 ) Very Good Permalink
The dominant narrative about African women tends to focus on their submissiveness and lack of agency in oppressive patriarchal systems. It is, therefore, refreshing to see them portrayed as powerful, confident and in control of their own destinies in this documentary about women lawyers who use the justice...
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