If you’re in Asheville, North Carolina, this Thursday through Saturday, be sure to join actress and model Andie MacDowell for a screening of “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo.” This Emmy-nominated documentary tells the stories of women and girls who survived sexual atrocities committed by rebel groups and soldiers in eastern Congo.
MacDowell, best known for her roles in “Groundhog Day” (1993) and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994), will make introductory and post-screening remarks at each showing. She will be joined by the Enough Project’s John Prendergast and Asheville Mayor Terry Belhamy on Sept. 24, and Executive Director of Our Voice Barb Anderson on all three dates.
Screenings will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 27. Tickets are $8 and are available at the box office of the Fine Arts Theatre. Proceeds will benefit Our Voice, a local Asheville organization that provides assistance to victims of rape. For more information, email Cherry Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Poster from the film (TheGreatestSilence.org)