Fall 2009 Film Series: "Rape in the Congo" presented by Dr. Jennie Burnet

When Sep 28, 2009
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, UofL
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Contact Phone 502-852-8160
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Fall 2009 Film Series presented by the Women & Global Issues Committee of the UofL Commission on the Status of Women

"Rape in the Congo"

Presented by Dr. Jennie E. Burnet, Dept. of Anthropology

Since 1998, a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Over 4 million people have died, and many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army.  A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak.

  • Monday, Sept. 28, 2009
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, UofL



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