Single mother Amina lives on the outskirts of Chad’s capital, seeking out a
meagre wage selling stoves she makes from scrap metal. When she discovers
her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant she faces an impossible situation in a
country where abortion is condemned. In his latest film Chadian cinema
pioneer Mahamat-Saleh Haroun takes us into the hidden lives of women and
the often secret networks they weave to survive. Effortlessly evocative and
stunning in its weighted use of silence and reserved perspective, Lingui,
The Sacred Bonds is a triumph of determination and bravery.