Click here to buy tickets to see Aissa’s Story which is part of the USA Shorts selection Sunday, 5 July 2015 at 13:15
Director: Iquo B. Essien
Country: USA 2013 15 mins
Synopsis: Inspired by the New York v. Strauss-Kahn case, ‘Aissa’s Story’ is a film about an African immigrant housekeeper and single mother struggling to move on with her life months after the case against the wealthy hotel guest who assaulted her is dismissed. Aissatou Bah is an African immigrant housekeeper and single mother recovering from an encounter with Henrik Keppler, a wealthy hotel guest who sexually assaulted her. When the District Attorney decides not to go to trial—due to a lie she told to get asylum—Keppler moves on, a free man, while Aissa is plagued by flashbacks to the assault. But, when her daughter Rama gets bullied, Aissa must find a way to regain her daughter’s trust and repair their broken relationship. How will she find justice and her lost dignity?