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Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

  Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

  Chad, France, Germany, Belgium     87 minutes


In this sensitive, affecting drama from celebrated African filmmaker Mahamet-Saleh Haroun (The Screaming Man, Grigris), single mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane) becomes furious when she learns that her teenage daughter Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio) is pregnant. But as she reflects on her own past and reconsiders the social norms that have dictated so much of her life, Amina resolves to do what she can to come to Maria’s aid and help her secure an abortion, even though the medical procedure violates national and religious laws. Shot in Chad’s capital N’Djamena, Lingui is a raw, honest celebration of the power and beauty of women working in solidarity.

 French with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 14 @ 3:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 23 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7


Film Credits

  •   Florence Stern
  •   Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  •   Marie-Hélène Dozo
  •   Mathieu Giombini
  •   Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro, Briya Gomdigue, Hadjé Fatimé Ngoua
  •   Wasis Diop
  •   Pili Films, Made In Germany, Beluga Tree
  •   https://mubi.com/films/lingui