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Monday, April 7, 2008

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo Airs Tuesday- Speak With the Filmmaker on Wednesday Conference Call

"It's a holocaust in slow motion." Filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson

Tomorrow night, HBO will air The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo .
Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this documentary feature explores the shocking plight of women and girls caught in the sexual crossfire as this giant African nation enters its second decade of internal conflict. Since 1998, a brutal war has ravaged the DRC, killing over 4 million people. Over the same time, tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers - both from foreign militias and the Congolese army that is supposed to protect them. HBO Documentary Films
The following day, Wednesday, April 9th there will be a worldwide conference call with the filmmaker and activists from the Enough Project.

Join activists and viewers across the country to watch the HBO premier of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, a shocking exposé of a decade-old epidemic of kidnapping, rape and torture of women and girls in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ENOUGH, HBO and our partners have teamed up to coordinate and organize home screenings across the U.S. to view and discuss the film together. Screening the film is a great, informal way to gather friends, family, co-workers, students and neighbors to foster discussion around an important issue. Download ENOUGH's Congo card to learn more about the current situation in eastern Congo. Enough Project
For information on how you can hold a watch party or participate in the conference call, you can visit the Enough Project. You can watch previews. Here is a review of the film.

Take a real long hard look because this may be the fate of our granddaughters and great grand daughters in THIS country.

Hat Tip to Jazinegrrl and Mrs. Nweze of the Florida NAACP ( she sits on a committee of the Enough Project)