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divewop Apr 7th, 2008 01:05 PM

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
 
"The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo is a shocking exposé of a decade-old epidemic of kidnapping, rape and torture of women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Often carried out with impunity by gangs of armed militias, these atrocities leave survivors traumatized and isolated..."

"This is the story of one filmmaker's crusade to break the silence surrounding this shocking reality, armed with a firsthand connection with the women and men she meets. Winner of a Special Jury Prize (Documentary) at this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo premieres Tuesday, April 8 at 10pm ET/PT."

For more info:

http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/the...nce/index.html

Dana_M Apr 7th, 2008 04:14 PM

Thanks Divewop for posting this.

atravelynn Apr 7th, 2008 04:53 PM

Thanks for the notice, Divewop

Nyamera Apr 7th, 2008 04:57 PM

Thanks for posting, Divewop.

Gritty Apr 8th, 2008 06:23 AM

Thanks, divewop. It's good to see that someone is working to inform people about this.

divewop Apr 9th, 2008 07:24 AM

Wow...what an informative, powerful documentary. Did anyone else get a chance to watch it?

sandi Apr 9th, 2008 07:44 AM

Most upsetting.

And, to listen to the rapists try to justify what they did - makes them strong, helps the magic potions, some would kill a rapist if they saw it done to their mother, wife or daughter while others thought it was "for the Congo" ... disgusting!

Kavey Apr 9th, 2008 09:53 AM

I'll look out for the programme airing in the UK.

rosieh Apr 10th, 2008 08:03 AM

I heard an interview about this on the radio this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/re...20080410.shtml

safarichuck Apr 10th, 2008 11:35 AM

Rape in the Congo and the Genocide in Darfur are tied as for top place in demonstrating Mans' inhumanity to Man. While there are human rights violations throughout the world, none seem quite the scope and feriocity of those in Africa. Many you physicians travel to Africa to help out, all return dishartened. This does place a lot of the banter on this forum into perspective, doesn't it?
Chuck

safarichuck Apr 10th, 2008 11:37 AM

should read "tied for top place" and "young physicians"
Chuck

sandi Apr 10th, 2008 12:30 PM

Chuck - Your so right!


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