Sisters In Law Film -- Justice in Cameroon - July 7 - 13 & Aug. 16

Judge Judy meets the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agent? Two savvy female court officials in Cameroon help women in their village fight cases of abuse and face the difficult challenge of enforcing judicial law in a traditional society in this award-winning documentary.

Friday, July 07, 2006
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Laemmle's Faifax 3
7907 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Info forwarded from Olivia Newman of Women Make Movies (WMM) -- for more info, email

  • COMING TO L.A. - ONE WEEK ONLY!  --  July 7 – 13

Critics and Audiences Love SISTERS IN LAW  --  Don't Miss Your Chance to Catch this Breakout Documentary

In Los Angeles:
7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
July 7 - 13 ONLY!
- click on Fairfax 3, Los Angeles
phone 323-655-4010

General admission - $9.50
Students w/ID - $8.00
Seniors (62+) - $6.50

Parking is available behind the theatre for a flat rate (rates vary); enter from Fairfax; street parking is available, but restricted so please read all posted signs carefully.  More info, map, directions posted on the theatre website (see above).

In Santa Barbara, presented as part of the UCSB Arts and Lecture Film Series:
Wednesday, August 16
7:30 PM  in  Campbell Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus

General public $6.00 / UCSB Students $5.00
Ticket Office hours:  M - F 10 AM-5 PM / phone 805-893-3535; fax 805.893.8637

Parking is available in Lots 14 or 16, close to the theater, or in the Mesa Parking Structure (no more than a 5-minute walk to Campbell Hall).  Check with the ticket office regarding a prepaid pass for $1.50.  If you do not have a prepaid pass, you must purchase a $2 parking permit once you get to campus. Park in the lot closest to the event you will be attending. Each parking lot will have several machines that vend parking permits that you can purchase with cash, credit card or even charge to a cell phone account. Remember the number of your parking space to be sure you pay for the correct spot. Machines only take bills and do not provide change.

Sisters In Law:
Screened at more than 120 film festivals worldwide and winner of major international awards, audience-favorite SISTERS IN LAW shows at the CAMERA LAEMMLE'S FAIRFAX 3 in L.A. July 7-13 ONLY and at the University of California, Santa Barbara August 16 ONLY!

This totally fascinating, often hilarious doc is set in a small courthouse in Cameroon where two women determined to change a village are making progress that could change the world.  Read more about SISTERS IN LAW and get information about its upcoming release in other cities at

The film follows tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba as they help women in their village fight cases of abuse.  With fierce compassion, they dispense wisdom and wisecracks in fair measure.  A cross between Judge Judy and The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, SISTERS IN LAW has audiences cheering when justice is served.

The latest from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto, co-directed by Florence Ayisi, SISTERS IN LAW was the winner of the Prix Art et Essai at Cannes.

About Women Make Movies (WMM):
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.

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Cost : Laemmle - General admission $9.50; students with ID $8; Seniors (62+) $6.50; at Santa Barbara, $6; UCSB students $5

Olivia Newman or  Laemmle Fairfax 3 Theatre

Sponsor(s): , Women Make Movies. Info on non-ASC events is posted at the request of the sender and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.