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Sisters-In-Law

Alternative title
Sisters in Law
Synopsis
Six year old Manka has run away from home, fleeing her abusive aunt. Sonita has daringly accused her neighbour of rape. Amina has decided to end her brutal marriage by taking her husband to court. Set in Kumba, a small town in Southwest Cameroon, the film follows the work of the female State Counsel and Court President as they try to help women to change their lives. Moving and at times disturbing, the film encompasses courage, hope, and the possibility of change. Director Kim Longinotto is known for her insightful, compassionate studies of women’s lives, and the pull between tradition and change.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Anthropology; Law
Keywords
Africa; Cameroon; legal system; social anthropology; women

Credits

Director
Florence Ayisi; Kim Longinotto

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
£6.00 (V)
Availability
Hire Sale
Duration/Size
106 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Price
£15.00 hire £50.00 sale (RAI)
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
105 minutes
Year
2006

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Verve Pictures

Email
contactviva@vivaverve.com
Web
http://www.vivaverve.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7299 3680
Address
Viva Verve Shop
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA
Notes
Verve Pictures is an independent UK specialist film distributor, with particular emphasis on British and independent films. As an off-shoot of Verve, Drakes Avenue Pictures distributes independent films on DVD, with a special interest in contemporary arthouse and foreign films. A companion website http://www.vervepics.com/ also gives details of current and past releases. Sale direct or via retail outlets.

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