December’s First Friday Film is The Girls of Meru – Leading the Fight for Justice (2018) directed by Andrea Dorfman.
In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before the age of 18, yet police investigations into the crime are the exception rather than the rule, leading to a culture of impunity around rape. But a courageous group of girls, with the help of a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo, helped set a legal precedent for child protection worldwide. The Kenyan high court responds in record time. And the real work begins.
There will be a discussion after the film. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.