The Man Who Mends Women
mspfilm-man-who-mends-women-still-2.jpg
Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:Partnerships
Tags:Documentary
Biography
War
Health & Wellness
Release Year:2015
Runtime:112 min
Country:Congo
Belgium
USA
Language:French
English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU62X6iV1ZI
Cast/Crew
Director:Thierry Michel
Producer:Christine Pireaux
Eric Van Zuylen
Cinematographer:Thierry Michel
Screenwriter:Colette Braeckman
Thierry Michel
Editor:Idriss Gabel
Composer:Edo Bumba
Michel Duprez
Description

Special International Women's Day Screening presented in partnership with First Step Initiative.

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich sub-soil.

His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome.

At the end of 2012, the Doctor was the target of another attempt on his life, which he miraculously survived.

Threatened with death, this doctor with an exceptional destiny now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu under the protection of the United Nation peacekeepers.

But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.