World Tour For "The Greatest Silence: Rape In the Congo"


Lisa Jackson’s, The Greatest Silence: Rape In The Congo, which won the Sundance Special Jury Prize, began its world tour on the opening night of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague. It is being reported that the film, produced in association with HBO Documentary Films and the Fledgling Fund, played to a packed, standing-room-only audience for both its screenings.
After seeing the film, the director of the One World festival, Igor Blaževič, began a donation fund to assist the women of the DRC. The festival’s organizer, People in Need, then announced that it is donating $10,000 to hospitals that attend to rape victims in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will be sending a humanitarian expert to the DRC. The Film will also be screened for the European Commission in Brussels.
Director Lisa Jackson, herself a victim of rape, launched the world tour with the intent to raise awareness about the horrendous sexual violence that has plagued women throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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