[Videonews] In the News | Rape Epidemic in Congo

Sarah Reynolds (sreynolds@WMM.com)
Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:17:24 -0400

THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO | Straight from the Headlines
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"The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world. The sheer numbers, the wholesale brutality, the culture of impunity - it's appalling."

- John Holmes, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

Sunday'sfront-page New York Times article described the terrifying - and largely ignored - epidemic of violent rape that women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing. WMM's latest acquisition THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson, produced in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Fledgling Fund, shatters the silence that has surrounded the shocking and systematic kidnapping, rape, mutilation and torture of women and girls in the DRC. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. In this extraordinary film, these brave women finally speak.

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