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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

  • writer
    Andrea Dorfman
  • director
    Andrea Dorfman
  • editor
    Angela Baker
  • creative consultant
    Judy Kibinge
  • 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
  • additional cinematography
    Stanislaw Barua
    Tim Mwaura
    Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann
    Iris Ng
    Joan Poggio
    John Price
    Annalet Steenkamp
  • location manager
    Debra Njeri Ngeru
  • production manager
    Geeta Sondhi
    Winnie Muthoni Kamau
    Emily Wanja
  • production assistant
    Lisa Njeri Kihagi
    Anna MacLean
    Jackie Imali
  • narrator
    Andrea Dorfman
  • foley
    Alexis Farand
  • foley recording
    Geoff Mitchell
  • narration recording
    Geoff Mitchell
  • assistant dialogue editor
    Sandy Pinteus
  • musician
    Norm Adams
    Charles Austin
    Jordan Murphy
    Joshua Van Tassel
  • title design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • transcription
    Lori Heath
    Erin Oakes
    Carol Pasten
    Robin Spittal
  • production supervisor
    Roz Power
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Daniel Lord
    Chris MacIntosh
  • assistant editor
    Chris MacIntosh
    Cheryl Murgatroyd
    David Mullins
    Sandi Rankaduwa
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
    Amanda Laukys
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • production coordinator
    Mylène Augustin
    Christine Williams
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • studio administrator
    Camila Blos
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom


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