Friday, August 15, 2008

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

I showed this movie at the Women's Center last year! It was an incredibly disturbing movie...the way they interviewed rapists as well as survivors was unlike anything I have seen before. It also showed how widespread and normalized rape is despite the detrimental physical and mental health of the women in Congo. Rape is used as a weapon of war to keep women powerless, compliant, and in a constant state of fear. It is a powerful movie that I would recommend to anyone.