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CCS in collaboration with docLOVE. Documentary Screening: City of Joy to mark 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children

Facilitator: Danford Chibvongodze
Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time: 12:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN

There will be popcorn


City of Joy is directed by Madeleine Gavin. This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to be a woman." These women have been through unspeakable violence spurred on by a 20-year war driven by colonialism and greed. In the film, they band together with the three founders of the center: Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monologues") and human rights activist, Christine Schuler-Deschryver, to find a way to create meaning in their lives even when all that was meaningful to them has long been stripped away. In this ultimately uplifting film, we witness the tremendous resilience of women who transform their devastation into powerful forms of leadership for their beloved country.

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