The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (Global Health film club)

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

***Online registration has now closed. Places are still available - please register on the door from 6.00pm***

Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died. And there are the uncountable casualties: the many tens of thousands of women and girls who have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army.
The world knows nothing of these women. Their stories have never been told. They suffer and die in silence. In The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo these brave women finally speak.
Emmy Award winning producer/director Lisa F. Jackson spent 2006 in the war zones of eastern DRC documenting the tragic plight of women and girls in that country's intractable conflict. She was afforded privileged access to not only the grotesque realities of life in Congo (including interviews with self-confessed rapists) but also to examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.

The film screening will be followed by a chaired discussion and a networking reception

Registration Details:
RSM Student: £6
Non Member: £10
RSM Member: £9
Student: £7

6.00 pm


6.30 pm

Film screening- The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

7.30 pm

Chaired discussion
Panellists: Gerri McHugh, RSTMH, Dr Denis Mukwege, Panzi Hospital Bukavu (DRC), and Marie-Claire Faray, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

8.15 pm

Networking drinks reception
(Cash bar)

Meeting ref: GHC06

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