Congo in Harlem 2

Jazz Mama

Dir. Petna Katondolo, 2010, 30 min.

How do you talk about rape in a place where basic human rights are systematically violated? Katondolo skirts the boundaries of reality and fiction, offering a compelling portrait of Congolese women who stand strong in their communities and denounce the violence they experience.

Weapon of War

Dir. Isle and Femke Van Velzen, 2009, 59 min.

An ex-soldier attempts to reconcile his past by seeking forgiveness from a woman he raped, and a pastor in the Congolese army confronts perpetrators of rape urging them to change, just a he did.


Discussion with Dr. Roger Luhiri (human rights advocate and former fistula doctor at Panzi Hospital), Jocelyn Kelly (gender-based violence Research Coordinator with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative) and Dr. Lee Ann De Reus (President of the Board of Directors of Panzi Hospital Foundation).