I am writing from Women Make Movies, a non-profit distributor of independent film, to let you know about the upcoming national HBO broadcast premiere of THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO, a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the systematic rape and torture of thousands of women and girls happening in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being used as a weapon of war.
A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy-Award® winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why. This award-winning documentary features interviews with activists, physicians, even the indifferent rapists who are soldiers of the Congolese Army. But the most moving moments of this film come as dozens of survivors recount their stories with pulverizing honesty and detail, providing inspiring examples of resistance, courage and grace.
Women Make Movies is proud to be distributing THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO and we invite you to tune in to the national broadcast premiere, April 8 at 10pm on HBO.
The national broadcast of this powerful documentary offers an unprecedented opportunity to break the silence that surrounds this urgent, serious issue. THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO also provides a way to discuss violence against women as a global issue, a human rights violation affecting women throughout the world. We ask for your support in helping us spread the word about the women in the DRC and their all-too-important story.
Here’s how you can help:
» Post a link to the announcement on blog or website
»Tune in to the broadcast premiere on HBO, April 8, 10pm
» Forward this e-mail to listservs, discussion groups, your colleagues and friends
» Learn more about the film
With the broadcast approaching so quickly, we’re doing all we can to solicit support from as many diverse constituencies as possible. Thank you so much in advance for your attention to this request!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
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