Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sisters in Law

Watched PBS's excellent doc series, "Independent Lens," who showed Sisters in Law, a play on the strong sistas meting out justice for females in Cameroon.

Here's IL's description:

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.

Just see it, if you can.