The ongoing war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has taken over 6 million lives. Since 2007, phenomenally high levels of crimes of sexual violence have been reported. Award-winning filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn set out to document this crisis. She presents an uncompromising and disturbing examination of the effects of the sexual violence perpetrated with impunity against women and girls in this war-torn country. The film explores the experience of the victims as well as the perspective of the perpetrators of these appalling crimes – foot soldiers, warlords and high-ranking commandants. An arresting and brutal account of how war ravages the land and its people and leaves few victors – least of all women.
Director Dearbhla Glynn will attend.