Aissa’s Story

Director: Iquo B. Essien
Countries: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 15 min.
Language: English and French

aissas story

Aissatou Bah is an African immigrant housekeeper and single mother recovering from a brutal sexual assault by Henrik Keppler, a wealthy hotel guest. After the Manhattan District Attorney decides not to take the case to trial – due to a lie Aissa told to get asylum – Aissa struggles to move on with her life. But when her daughter Rama gets bullied, Aissa must find a way to regain Rama’s trust, find justice and her lost dignity.