Feature Narrative

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds



On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. In the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they’ve ever known.

  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Country: Chad, France, Germany, Belgium
  • Language: Arabic, French
  • Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Cast: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro
  • Cinematographer: Mathieu Giombini
  • Co Producer: Diana Elbaum, Florence Stern
  • Editor: Marie-Hélène Dozo
  • Producer: Melanie Andernach
  • Screenwriter: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Sound Design: Corinna Fleig



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