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The greatest silence : rape in the Congo

Author: Lisa F JacksonBernard Buleri KalumeJackson Films Inc.HBO Documentary Films.Fledgling Fund.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died, and 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. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa F Jackson; Bernard Buleri Kalume; Jackson Films Inc.; HBO Documentary Films.; Fledgling Fund.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 182540748
Language Note: Narration in English; some dialogue in Lingala, Swahili and French, with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2007.
Credits: Music, Bernard Buleri Kalume.
Performer(s): Narrated by Lisa F. Jackson.
Awards: Winner, Special Jury Prize: Documentary 2008, Sundance Film Festival ; Best of Fest, London Human Rights Watch Film Festival ; Best Human Rights Watch Documentary, International Black DocuFest ; Best Documentary, Amnesty International Human Rights Film Fest
Description: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Rape in the Congo
Responsibility: Jackson Films ; in association with HBO Documentary Films and the Fledgling Fund ; producer/director/cinematographer/editor, Lisa F. Jackson.

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"Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died, and 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. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak"--Container.

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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

(EMRO user published 2008-07-31 ) Very Good Permalink
“Rape has always been used as a weapon of war.” Thus begins The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, Lisa F. Jackson’s unflinching examination of the horrific epidemic of sexual violence in Congo. When Jackson explains to a group of Congolese rape victims that she too had been a victim...
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