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“ABUSED” is a documentary about the domestic abuse faced by women in the provinces of Sierra Leone, where the law protects them but culture does not. It follows Hawa Jalloh, herself a survivor of abuse and the first woman in the village to take her husband to court, now a campaigner as she goes around informing women of their rights. Behind the closed doors of this idyllic setting the women of Bundorbu talk about rape, beatings and deprivation for the first time.

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