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Weapon of War : Confession of Rape in Congo

Author: Femke van Velzen; Ilse van Velzen; IFproductions (Firm); Women Make Movies (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Women Make Movies, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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"In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of conflicts between rebels and government forces, an estimated 150,000 Congolese women and girls fell victim to mass rape. That figure continues to rise. WEAPON OF WAR, an award-winning film honored by Amnesty International, journeys to the heart of this crisis, where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Femke van Velzen; Ilse van Velzen; IFproductions (Firm); Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 740450788
Language Note: In French and Swahili with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Credits: Camera, Bram van Spengen ; editor, Paul de Heer ; music, Jeroen Goeijers.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Responsibility: IFproductions presents a film by Ilse & Femke van Velzen ; field producer, Nynke Douma ; scenario and directing, Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen.

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"In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of conflicts between rebels and government forces, an estimated 150,000 Congolese women and girls fell victim to mass rape. That figure continues to rise. WEAPON OF WAR, an award-winning film honored by Amnesty International, journeys to the heart of this crisis, where we meet its perpetrators. In personal interviews, soldiers and former combatants provide openhearted but shocking testimony about rape in the DRC. Despite differing views on causes or criminal status, all reveal how years of conflict, as well as discrimination against women, have normalized brutal sexual violence. We also see former rapists struggling to change their own or others' behavior, and reintegrate into their communities."--Women Make Movies web site.

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Weapon of War

(EMRO user published 2011-10-12 ) Very Good Permalink
<blockquote> "Who will bring us peace on this African continent, friends, now that war is everywhere?" --Congolese soldiers' song </blockquote>

The past half-century has seen more than its share of war, genocide, and wholesale human suffering across the globe. Few places on earth, however,...
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