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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
76-minutes
This film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo, shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. A survivor of gang rape herself Jackson strives to understand what is happening and why. The film provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.
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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary, this extraordinary film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award™-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why. This powerful film also provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.

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