Film screening: Sisters in Law (2005)

As part of the seminar series on Law & Social Change, the Centre on Law and Social Transformation together with the Bergen Resource Center will screen the thought-provoking documentary Sisters in Law: Stories from a Cameroon Court (2005) by Kim Longiotto. It tells the story about prosecutor Vera Ngassa and court president Beatrice Ntuba, who help women speak out against oppression, abuse and discrimination, in Kumba Town, Cameroon.

Following the movie, a panel consisting of Camila Gianella (Post-Doc, Department of Comparative Politics), Anne Horn (judge, Bergen Tingrett) and Kurt-Rune Bergset (Research Assistant, Department of Comparative Politics) will discuss how it relates to developments in the region, whether social change can be achieved through the court-room and to what extent gender matters for judicial decision-making. The debate will be moderated by Vegard Vibe (PhD, Department of Comparative Politics).

See the Facebook event for the screening here.

During the spring of 2016 the Centre on Law and Social Transformation will host a number of meetings focusing on questions related to interdisciplinary research on law and social change.