Sisters In Law (2005) (Cameroon: 2005)


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Directors: Florence Ayisi & Kim Longinotto
Producers: Peter Dale & Kim Longinotto


Vera Ngassa                      Portraying Herself
Beatrice Ntuba                Portraying Herself


Synopsis:  The film centers around four cases in Cameroon involving violence against women. It shows women seeking justice and effecting change on universal human interest issues. It also shows strong and positive images of women and children in Cameroon. The film portrays the lives of women and children in Cameroon, living by Islamic law (Sharia law). In addition, the cases that are examined within the film particularly deal mainly with the inequality of women and children. Specifically one of the children was beaten with a cane and the aunt was charged with child abuse. (Taken From


Reviews and Articles:
Clare Herbert, Sisters In Law Review. Adventures at the Intersection of  Writing and Entrepreneurship (blog)

Robyn Blaker, Sisters In Law. Films and Directors (blog)

Academic Articles:

Women in Film in Cameroon: Thérèse Sita-Bella, Florence Ayisi, Oswalde Lewat and Josephine Ndagnou by Olivier Jean Tchouaffé. Journal of African Cinemas, Vol. 4, No. 2, (Oct 2012), pp. 191-206