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  • Two female lawyers in Cameroon are helping the Muslim women in their village fight against abuse.

    Two female lawyers in Cameroon are helping the Muslim women in their village fight against abuse.

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  • State prosecutor Vera Ngassa with Judge Beatrice Ntuba

    State prosecutor Vera Ngassa with Judge Beatrice Ntuba

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  • Manka Chi's uncle comes to collect her

    Manka Chi's uncle comes to collect her

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  • Ladi Ibrahim and Amina Abubakari in their compound

    Ladi Ibrahim and Amina Abubakari in their compound

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  • Vera Ngassa, Ladi Ibrahim, Veraline Nchotu, and Amina Abubakari

    Vera Ngassa, Ladi Ibrahim, Veraline Nchotu, and Amina Abubakari

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The Film

In a small courthouse in Cameroon, two women are working to change a village — and making progress that could change the world. Sisters in Law follows tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women in their Muslim village find the courage to fight difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. With fierce compassion, they dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in fair measure, handing down stiff sentences to those convicted.

Inspiring and uplifting, Sisters In Law presents a strong and positive view of African women — and captures the emerging spirit of courage, hope, and the possibility of change.

The Filmmakers

  1. Kim LonginottoDirector
  2. Florence AyisiDirector