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Sisters in Law (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 August 2006 (UK)
Set in Kumba in South West Cameroon Sisters in Law follows Adultery, Rape and Abuse cases led by a Female Judge.
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Set in Kumba in South West Cameroon Sisters in Law follows Adultery, Rape and Abuse cases led by a Female Judge.

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Misery, justice, and joy
21 January 2007 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

For Muslim women in western Africa, married life at the hands of abusive husbands can be very hard . The community may not explicitly endorse such behaviour, but equally, they may not yet be ready to see it as criminal, an attitude which of course enables it to continue. Fortunately, the letter of the Cameroonian law promises equality to all, and this documentary follows the real life exploits of various female practitioners in the Cameroonian legal system as they attempt to secure justice for a number of women and children. What is notable (apart from the uplifting central story) is how, in spite of their informality, the courts are actually pragmatically progressive, if a case is actually bought. The program also gives a fascinating insight the whole Cameroonian life-style, which (aside from the awful crimes committed in the featured cases) seems amazingly emotional and joyous compared with that enjoyed by inhabitants of Europe or North America. And while I concede that this comment may betray naiveté on my part, this attitude appears to be captured in delightful pidgin-English they speak. Overall, this is a terrific little film, and much more fun to watch than you might imagine.


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Official Sites:

Ad Vitam [France]

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Cameroon | UK

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English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (UK) See more »

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Kumba, Cameroon

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,895, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$33,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,740
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