The Girls of Meru

The Girls of Meru

                                The Girls of Meru
| 1 h 27 min

Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • writer
    Andrea Dorfman
  • director
    Andrea Dorfman
  • editor
    Angela Baker
  • director of photography
    Andrea Dorfman
  • animation
    Andrea Dorfman
  • original music
    Charles Austin
  • sound edit
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • sound design
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • sound recordist
    Ednah Bonareri
    Mike Filippov
    Daniel Hewett
    David Jalenga
    Danni Karania
  • narrator
    Andrea Dorfman
  • foley
    Alexis Farand
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke