’A visually stunning and gut-achingly harrowing new film’ – Newsweek
“When we rape we feel free”, confesses a young soldier in the Congolese Army with astonishing frankness. According to the American Journal of Public Health, 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sexual violence is so endemic there, it has earned the DRC a reputation as most dangerous country in the world for women.
In this critically acclaimed documentary, soldiers candidly explain why they rape and describe how part atrocities took place. It also follows the story of Masika, who opened a rescue centre to offer counselling and shelter to rape victims after suffering the same trauma. Can these women escape the shadow cast by this threat of sexual violence and will the spectre of justice bring hope and resolution?
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