Montana State University Leadership Institute will host the film "Sisters in Law," 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in MSU's Procrastinator Theatre.
"Sisters in Law" is a totally fascinating, often hilarious look at the work of one small courthouse in Cameroon, Africa, where two women determined to change a village are making progress that could change the world. The tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Judge Beatrice Ntaba are working to help women in their Muslim village find the courage to fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. The cases are appalling, ranging from the rape of young girls to abusive husbands, but the movie doesn't depress.
This international award-winning film is free and open to the public.