Thursday, October 22nd
Mukwege, The Doctor Who Saves Women

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Mukwege, The Doctor Who Saves Women
Dir. Angèle Diabang
Senegal/DR Congo, 2015, 52 min.
French & Swahili w/ English subtitles

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist and the founder of Panzi, a hospital whose primary mission is treating women who have been raped – casualties in the DR Congo’s decades-long war. At the hospital, Mukwege and his mostly femail team provide reconstructive surgery and psychological counseling as well as literacy and other programs designed to help patients reinterate into a society that has a history of shaming and ostracizing rape survivors.

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Angèle Diabang and special guests

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Angèle Diabang was trained at the Média Centre of Dakar, Senegal, la Fémis (Paris), Filmakademie (Germany) and in the Eurodoc program. In 2005, her first movie, My Beautiful Smile, was shown at more than fifty festivals. She is currently working on her first feature film, the movie version of the novel So Long A Letter by Mariama Bâ. Angèle has also produced a dozen award-winning documentaries that have been shown at renowned international festivals and broadcast on television.