Lingui, The Sacred Bonds
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: French
Starring: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Briya Gomdigue, Mounira Michala, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined 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 a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. In the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they’ve ever known.
“As we tag along with Harouns characters, we learn to appreciate their story as a small, but vivid study of lives that are so much more than their progressive developments.” Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com
Independent Film, World Cinema