Lingui (2021)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Feminist Film, Inspirational Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 4, 2022 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, Germany, France, Chad  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Steven Yoder

Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's drama tackles the difficult subject of abortion in a Muslim country. Young mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane) discovers that her fifteen-year-old daughter Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio) is pregnant. Worse, the girl wants to have an abortion. Unfortunately, they live in Chad, where abortion is legally and morally condemned. Initially resistant, Amina begins to understand her daughter's position and tries to help her against impossible odds.

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abortion, mission [quest], motherhood, single-parent, social-injustice, teen-pregnancy