Today, in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is taking place on a scale that is almost unimaginable. In the last ten years, hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped – but their suffering goes unacknowledged. Instead, they are invisible, shamed and mute.
This is the story of one filmmaker’s crusade to break the silence surrounding this shocking reality, armed with a firsthand connection with the women and men she meets. Winner of a Special Jury Prize (Documentary) at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo premiered on Tuesday, April 8 and can be seen on the HBO “OnDemand” Channel under “Documentaries.
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