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Sisters in Law: Stories from a Cameroon Court
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State prosecutor Vera Ngassa, left, and Court President Beatrice Ntuba.
Directed by Florence Ayisi, Kim Longinotto
Starring Vera Ngassa, Beatrice Ntuba
Release date(s) 2005
Running time 104 minutes
Country Cameroon
Language Pidgin English, Subtitled

Template:Original research Sisters in Law: Stories from a Cameroon Court is a feature-length documentary film by Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto portraying aspects of women's lives and work in the judicial system in Cameroon, West Africa. The film centres around four cases involving violence against women. It shows women seeking justice and effecting change on [universal] human interests issues. It also shows strong and positive images of women and children in Cameroon.

Sisters In Law has been screened in over 120 film festivals around the world, and also in Art House cinemas in Europe and USA. It has won many film awards including the prestigious Prix Art et Essai at the Cannes film festival in May 2005, Best Documentary Film at Hawaii International Film Festival, Audience Award at International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA), Best Documentary on a Contemporary issue, Grierson Award, Social Justice Award for Documentary Film at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best International Documentary at Real Life on Film Festival, Melbourne and Best Single Documentary, Royal Television society.

It has been screened several times on both terrestrial and digital television in Britain (More4, Channel 4), and Canal+ in France.


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