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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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Vera Ngassa Vera Ngassa ... Self
Beatrice Ntuba Beatrice Ntuba ... Self
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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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Sisters are doing it for themselves
18 October 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Sisters In Law is made by the same directors of the rather curiously fascinating 'Divorce, Iranian Style' which was as exactly as it stated, as we got a glimpse of Divorce court in Iran. Now they've turned their attention to the court system in Cameroon, Africa. What's great about this court is that 2 of the magistrates are Women, which is unusual for such a country like this. Anyways, they deal with plenty of men used to getting their way around the women, but this film is remarkable in the fact that it appears that women has made great strides in society, with divorce legal and women's rights being recognized. So the judges often chastise the men for behaving in a primitive way in these times. Not to say that the women who appear at the court get the softer treatment. One of the prime focuses of the film is a case of child abuse done by an Aunt. The judges waste no time in lashing out at the woman with fury. And who said that justice isn't served anymore? With these 2 behind the bench. They often carry out maximum penalties! Ya! You go girl!


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Official Sites:

Ad Vitam [France]

Country:

Cameroon | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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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