Help amplify the voices of women and girls in Congo by screening one of two powerful films for your community. We'll work with you to arrange the screening, recruit guests, and design a program. Sign up to host.
THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN
The Man Who Mends Women is the moving story of Dr. Denis Mukwege and his work at Panzi Hospital and Foundations in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who not only repairs the bodies of tens thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but works to restore their lives and address the root causes of violence in DRC. His struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators has not been welcome. At the end of 2012, Dr. Mukwege narrowly avoided an attempt on his life. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity, dignity, and community stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.
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WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT
When Elephants Fight, narrated and executive produced by Golden Globe award winner Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), is an eye-opening film that spotlights the illicit mineral trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo and shows how global tech corporations’ and mining companies complicity has affected the continued conflict in the region. The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the world’s richest seams of copper, coltan and other minerals increasingly sought after by global electronics manufacturers for use in smartphones and computers. However, like other resource rich countries in Africa, rather than improving life for the poorest Congolese, billions of trade dollars are redirected to tax havens and to local militias. The illegal mineral trade has fueled a war that has taken nearly 5 million lives since 1996.
Screening rights for this film are available without charge.