A “not to miss” opportunity.
Probably the most known movie about RDC in the past years…
The Man who Mends Women: The wrath of Hippocrates (the movie of Thierry Michel et Colette Braeckman) will be shown in TEXAF-BILEMBO this Thursday 5th November !
The Man who Mends Women , is a documentary about Dr. Denis Mukwege who is a world-renowned obstetrics and gynecological surgeon, and a healer who has treated tens of thousands of women in a country where rape is a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege is also the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the European Parliament.
The documentary highlights the courageous work performed by this son of a Pentecostal minister who heals women from the inside out at Panzi Hospital, which he founded in 1999 Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mukwege traveled with his father to visit the sick, which later inspired him to study medicine.
With a history of bloody wars and corruption, the DRC became known as the “worst place in the world to be a woman.” Systematic sexual assault is a common tactic of militias to force local populations into surrendering natural resources from local mines. Human rights organizations estimate that a staggering 48 women are raped in the country every hour.
In this spirit, Mukwege and his dedicated staff have treated nearly 40,000 survivors of sexual violence over the past decade and a half. The hospital’s highly skilled surgeons perform complicated procedures requiring long-term recuperation for patients.
After international pressures the RDC government lifted a ban on this movie a few weeks ago!
When? Thursday 5th November at 18h30h
Price? 4500FC ( A drink and popcorns are included in the price.)