The Al-Hadji and His Wives

52 min - Cameroon, USA Jie Li

A portrait of a Fulani patriarch, his savvy wives, and their rebellious daughters, this documentary provides a glimpse into their everyday lives, religious and moral practices, as well as their idiosyncratic political opinions and worldview. With a critical but sympathetic gaze, it also chronicles the process and rationale by which Amina, a 16-year-old daughter of the family, is forced into an unwanted marriage.