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Les jeunes filles de MeruThe Girls of Meru

Please note that this event is now archived.

Available:from June 18 at noon to June 25, 2020


                                    Poster of Les jeunes filles de Meru

Official Selection – FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection – Victoria Film Festival
Official Selection – Human Rights Film Festival – Paris (2018)

Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.

Director

Andrea Dorfman

Country

Canada - Nouvelle-Écosse

Year

2017

Duration

1h28

Category

Documentary

Language

English, subtitled in French

Distribution

ONF
View the trailer Press kit

Watch the film PRESENTATION

Discover the interview with Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre, previously member of the jury of the FCMS International Competition, who presents his analysis of the film.

Discover the films distributed by Office National du Film du Canada (ONF) at www.onf.ca