This documentary is the portrait of the impressive life and courageous work of the renewed gynecologist Dr.Denis Mukwege from the DR Congo. Dr Denis Mukwege has treated tens of thousands of women in a country where rape is a weapon of war.
Saturday, 11th of November 2017
Kanzleistrasse 52, 8004 Zurich
10h30 to 12h30
The movie will be followed by a discussion with Esther Dingemans, Director at the Dr Denis Mukwege Foundation. Please note that this movie is only suitable for over 18+ years.
This is an event open to:
Giving Women members: CHF 25
Non-members: CHF 35
About the Film:
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.