Rough Aunties

© Longinotto
103 minutes / Colour / 2008
Directed by
Kim Longinotto

Country of production United Kingdom

Jackie, Mildred, Eureka and Thuli are the women behind Bobbi Bear, a nonprofit organization based in Durban, South Africa, that counsels sexually abused children and works to bring their abusers to justice. Born out of recognition of cultural stigmas that discourage reporting abuse and inadequate methods of communicating with young victims, Bobbi Bear developed a method of letting children use teddy bears to explain their abuse. Since 1992, the multiracial staff has become the fearless and powerful voice for those victims who would otherwise continue to live in fear, powerless against their oppressors and ignored by the legal system.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region Southern Africa

Country South Africa

Keywords Socioeconomic conditions Children / Young people Development projects