Lingui, The Sacred Bonds + Q&A 2021

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun / Chad / 88 mins / French / Rating 15

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds + Q&A

Synopsis

On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined and devoted single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year-old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want to keep the child, the two women seek an abortion despite it being condemned by both religion and law. A stunning vision of female solidarity, Lingui: The Sacred Bonds is a bracing, fearless and affecting portrait of community and sisterhood in a world dominated and run so heavily in favour of men.

There will be a post-screening discussion with Afro-Caribbean Elder’s Association and KWISA (Women’s Association).

Content warning: This film contains scenes of threats of violence, that some may find distressing.

Past Showings

Sunday 15th May 2022 - Sun 15th May 2022 / 2pm
Free / Filmhouse / Book Now


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