Last weekend, actress Andie MacDowell hosted screenings of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” in her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. Enough’s John Prendergast joined MacDowell for the opening night.
The film, winner of the 2008 Sundance Special Jury Prize, features the untold stories of women and girls who have fallen victim to the violence that continues to tear the Congo apart—stories of rape, mutilation, and torture by foreign and local militias and by the Congolese army. Director Lisa Jackson, a two-time Emmy winner, traveled deep into the conflict zone to collect interviews with not only these survivors, but with peacekeepers on the ground and Congolese soldiers who had committed rape.
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