Sisters in Law (TF 2006) Monday, Jan. 28


In the eighth installment of our year-long retrospective of underappreciated gems from True/False's ten-year history, we bring you social-action filmmaking at its most surprising, moving and relevant with Sisters in Law, shown at TF 2006. Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Judge Beatrice Ntuba are legal crusaders for women's rights in Cameroon.

Nathan Lee (New York Times): "Grassroots feminism thrives in a Cameroon village thanks to the pair of warm-hearted, tough-minded women of law profiled in this excellent verité documentary." John Patterson (L.A. Weekly): "Inspirational stuff, and often hysterical to boot."

Listen to the fascinating NPR interview with Judge Beatrice Ntuba.