Thursday, October 22nd, 7:30pm
Congo in Harlem 7
Presented by Friends of the Congo and True-Walker Productions
Co-presented by Panzi Foundation USA
Mukwege, the Doctor Who Saves Women
Mukewege, the Doctor Who Saves Women
Angèle Diabang, Senegal/DR Congo, 2015, 52 min.
(French & Swahili w/ English subtitles)
Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist and the founder of Panzi, a hospital whose primary mission is treating women who have been raped – casualties in the DR
Congo’s decades-long war. At the hospital, Mukwege and his mostly female team provide reconstructive surgery and psychological counseling as well as literacy and other programs designed to help patients reintegrate into a society that has a history of shaming and ostracizing rape survivors.
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Angèle Diabang and special guests.
This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.