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July 28 – Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Prime)
Lingui, the Sacred Bonds was Chad's entry for best foreign-language film. It uses one family's fraught story to offer a forceful rejoinder to the oppressive norms of patriarchal culture. 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. "As sad and bleak as this story starts off, Lingui (which is Chadian for bond or connection) is a film that, as it goes along, blossoms with hope and inspiration." The film is in French and available for streaming on Prime Video.