June 18th Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo


Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, this film breaks the silence surrounding the tens of thousands of women and girls who have been kidnapped, raped and sexually tortured in that country’s intractable civil war. The filmmaker, herself a survivor of gang rape, talks with activists, peacekeepers, physicians and with the rapists themselves. She travels to remote villages to meet rape survivors who have been shamed and abandoned, providing a piercing, intimate look into the horror, struggle and ultimate grace of their lives.

The filmmaker, Lisa F. Jackson will be in attendance at a Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on Thursday, June 18th at 5:30 in the Museum of Contemporary Art here in Chicago. Here are the details:

Benefit Screening and Reception
Thursday, June 18, 2009
5:30 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art
(220 East Chicago Avenue, Education Center Entrance)

Featuring a screening of
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
Winner of the Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2008

With special guest Lisa F. Jackson, director
STUDENT – ticket(s) at $25 each