DIFF: Sisters In Law

Two sisters-and-judges protect women and children in a Muslim village

DIFF: Sisters In Law
It is one thing to think that something is bad and needs to change. It is an altogether different thing to stand-up for what you believe and see what a difference a committed person can make. Two such persons are prosecutor Vera Ngassa and judge Beatric Ntuba who dare to question the status quo in their traditional Muslim village in order to protect the rights of women and children. These two lively, dedicated women struggle to find justice for six-year-old Manka who is beaten by her aunt and for Amina who takes the courageous step to take her abusive husband to court. Vera and Beatric tackle such cases with tenacity, grace and a great deal of kindness. Co-director Kim Longinotto has earned a reputation for exploring the social issues that are closest to the hearts of women with such films as Divorce Iranian Style and Dream Girls. Teamed with Cameroonian filmmaker Florence Ayisi, the two develop a trust with their subjects so that their cameras capture the stories in a most compelling and intimate manner. The only documentary selected for this year's Directors Fortnight at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, Sisters in Law is an intelligent, extremely entertaining film that offers a rare look at contemporary Africa that celebrates courage, hope and, most of all, the possibility of change.

DIFF: Sisters In Law

$7 ($5 for students)

Thu November 17, 2005, 7:00, Muenzinger Auditorium

2005, Cameroon/Great Britain, in English, Color, 104 min



10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

Thank you, sponsors!
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Looking for a gift for a friend?
Buy a Frequent Patron Punch Card for $60 at any IFS show. With the punch card you can see ten films (a value of $90).

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

Search IFS schedules

Index of visiting artists

Mon Dec 11, 2023

Fight Club

At Muenzinger Auditorium

Tue Dec 12, 2023

Run Lola Run

At Muenzinger Auditorium

more on 35mm...