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Fighting the silence : sexual violence against women in Congo

Author: Femke van Velzen; Ilse van Velzen; If... Productions.
Publisher: Amsterdam : IF Productions, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : DutchView all editions and formats
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During the Democratic Republic of the Congo's seven year war, more then 80,000 women and girls were raped. "Fighting the Silence" tells the story of ordinary women and men struggling to change their society: one that prefers to blame victims rather than prosecute rapists. Survivors tell of the brutality they experienced. Husbands talk of the pressures that led them to abandon their wives. A father explains why he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign language films
Videos (DVD)
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Femke van Velzen; Ilse van Velzen; If... Productions.
OCLC Number: 309233020
Language Note: In Dutch; with Dutch, English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Credits: Camera, Bram van Spengen ; editor, Paul de Heer ; music, Jeroen Goeijers ; interviews, Kim Brice.
Performer(s): Interviews, Kim Brice.
Description: 1 videodisc (53 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; This is a recorded DVD and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.
Other Titles: Sexual violence against women in Congo
Responsibility: IF Productions presents ; written and directed by Ilse van Velzen and Femke van Velzen.

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During the Democratic Republic of the Congo's seven year war, more then 80,000 women and girls were raped. "Fighting the Silence" tells the story of ordinary women and men struggling to change their society: one that prefers to blame victims rather than prosecute rapists. Survivors tell of the brutality they experienced. Husbands talk of the pressures that led them to abandon their wives. A father explains why he has given up on his daughter's future. Soldiers and policemen share their shocking views about why rape continues to flourish in the Congo despite the war having officially ended four years ago.

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Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in the Congo

(EMRO user published 2011-11-30 ) Very Good Permalink
<blockquote> “War came to destroy us… take our honor… and disgrace us.” “Rape started with the war.” “This problem can only end if we can talk about it.” “Silence will only make it worse.”</blockquote>

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