Lingui, the sacred bonds

A Film by Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Technical details : 2021 - Chad, France, Belgium, Germany - Drama - 1.85 - 87 min.

Cast : Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro

Languages : French, Arabic

Producers : Florence Stern, Diana Elbaum, Melanie Andernach

SYNOPSIS

On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her already fragile world collapses the day she discovers that her daughter is pregnant. The teenager does not want this pregnancy. In a country where abortion is not only condemned by religion, but also by law, Amina finds herself facing a battle that seems lost in advance...

Cannes 2021
Official Competition

SYNOPSIS

On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her already fragile world collapses the day she discovers that her daughter is pregnant. The teenager does not want this pregnancy. In a country where abortion is not only condemned by religion, but also by law, Amina finds herself facing a battle that seems lost in advance...