Lingui – Heilige Bande (Lingui – The Sacred Bonds): dir Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (2021)
3 December @ 9.30 pm - 11.00 pmFree but pre-register
Amina, a practicing Muslim, lives with Maria. When Amina learns her 15-year-old daughter Maria is pregnant, the two face an impossible situation in a country (Chad) where abortion is condemned legally and morally. Intense, focussed performances from the two women keep this keep us intensely aware of all that is at stake and how mother and daughter are battling for survival.
In French and Chadian Arabic with English subtitles. The film is part of the second German Film Festival organised by Goethe-Institut Gulf Region; 11 films will be screened in two locations, Cinema Akil in Dubai and Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.