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This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

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Christine Schuler-Deschryver Christine Schuler-Deschryver ... Self
Denis Mukwege Mukengere Denis Mukwege Mukengere ... Self
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This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to be a woman." These women have been through unspeakable violence spurred on by a 20 year war driven by colonialism and greed. In the film, they band together with the three founders of this center: Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monolgoues") and human rights activist, Christine Schuler-Deschryver, to find a way to create meaning in their lives even when all that was meaningful to them has long been stripped away. In this ultimately uplifting film, we witness the tremendous resilience as these women transform their devastation into powerful forms of leadership for their beloved country. Written by Janiefte

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16 September 2018 | by agoldstein-20418See all my reviews

It is one of the most powerful documentaries I've seen. Moving, reveling and completely life changing. Thanks to all the people involved there is a story, there is evidence of a shameful present. Hopefully the voice of this brave women and men will be heard loud enough so organizations, governments and ordinary people with take a bold stand against this atrocities. BRAVO!


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