Wed 13 Jun

The Man Who Mends Women

Cert. 12A

Special Screenings

Women Shaping the World

L'Homme qui répare les femmes

112 mins

in French with EN subs

BEL | 2015 | dir.s Thierry Michel & Colette Braeckman, with Denis Mukwege | doc

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014 from the EU Parliament and the UN Prize for human rights, Doctor Denis Mukwege is known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities is not welcome, and the man barely survived several attempts on his life. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him as true activists for peace.

Followed by a discussion with co-director Colette Braeckman and Congolese artist Faustin Linyekula, chaired by Yemisi Mokuolu, independent producer and CEO of Hatch.

This film contains scenes that may offend the sensibilities of younger audiences

To learn more about Dr. Denis Mukwege’s action against sexual violence as a weapon of war, you can visit his foundations: www.panzifoundation.org or www.mukwegefoundation.org

See also Faustin Linyekula’s In Search of Dinozord at The Place on 15&16 June as part of the LIFT

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