Longinotto season hits ICA
Jess McCabe // 18 August 2006
Last night I checked out Sisters in Law, a brilliant documentary about female police officers, lawyers and judges making their mark on the Muslim town of Kumba, Camaroon. As rapists are jailed and wife beaters forced to relinquish their hold, the film is horrifying, but also uplifting as justice is done and seen to be done. Only in the last minutes of the film is it revealed that progress is far less effortless than it appears.
Alternatively, check out this double bill:
Dream Girls follows the women who perform in the Takarazuka Revue, a liberating performance spectacle in which the all-female cast act out romantic fantasies by playing young male characters. Shinjuku Boys takes us into the New Marilyn nightclub, where women take on the role of male hosts for their female clientele.