Please join the organizers of the Run for Congo Women – St. Louis for a free screening of the film “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo.”
Date and time: Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00pm
Where: St Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, Mo.
Questions: Please call 314-313-3795
This extraordinary film was the winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize (Documentary) and was shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The film shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. 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. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award – winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why.
The film features interviews with activists, peacekeepers, physicians, and even – chillingly – the indifferent rapists who are soldiers of the Congolese Army. It also provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace as dozens of survivors recount their stories. (76 minutes)
Please join our local organizers as they continue to spread awareness of the horrific atrocities being committed against thousands of Congolese women and girls. Run for Congo Women benefits Women for Women International’s program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.