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OBU Documentary Club: CITY OF JOY

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Oxford Brookes University

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

Headington Road

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SCREENING


Country:United States | Congo

Year: 2016

Director: Madeleine Gavin

Writer: Madeleine Gavin

Producer: Allyson Luchak

Composers: Lokua Kanza | tomandandy

Cinematographers: Taylor Krauss | Lisa Rinzler

Editor: Madeleine Gavin


BBFC: N/A

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Overview /Sypnosis

This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to be a woman." These women have been through unspeakable violence spurred on by a 20 year war driven by colonialism and greed. In the film, they band together with the three founders of this center: Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monolgoues") and human rights activist, Christine Schuler-Deschryver, to find a way to create meaning in their lives even when all that was meaningful to them has long been stripped away. In this ultimately uplifting film, we witness the tremendous resilience as these women transform their devastation into powerful forms of leadership for their beloved country. Written By Janiefte




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