Thursday, September 21, 2006
Happy Birthday Moqui
Today my little sister turns 28....This is her first birthday as a mommy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOQUI! We wish we could be there to celebrate with you...but we did go "out" on your birthday and saw the perfect movie - Sisters In Law.
The documentary was showing at the Mozambican Film Festival. Set in Kumba in South West Cameroon Sisters in Law follows adultery, rape and abuse cases led by a female judge and state prosecutor. It was a powerful and fascinating movie...to see how these women fought for the rights of the victims. They are changing "their world" one case at a time. The movie also showed the first spousal abuse case in 17 years, in which the men were found guilty. According to the attorney in the movie it was the first time a Muslim man had been found guilty of domestic violence.
Moqui, you would have loved the movie. I thought about you and all the reasons you love being an attorney.
After the movies we went to have Indian food. It was a first for me and I loved it! Why hadn't I tried it before?
Well, it's late and we have to go to bed...but one more time....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Posted by Melissa van Herksen at 3:41 PM