The Greatest Silence: Rape In The Congo
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The Greatest Silence: Rape In The Congo
Women's bodies have always been a wartime battleground. But on the eastern borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where civil war has left four million dead since 1998, rape is happening on a systemic, unimaginable scale. Documentarian Lisa Jackson brings her compassionate camera into the eye of the storm to help break the silence surrounding the sexual torture of hundreds of thousands of women.Jackson's frank conversations with activists, doctors, peacekeepers, and the rapists themselves paint a sordid picture where rape is a key destabilizing method in a corrupt cycle involving… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vet documaker Lisa F. Jackson offers a harrowing look at violence against women as a war crime in The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"With the eye of a veteran documentarian, [Lisa] Jackson sees the innocence, colorfulness and spirit of the Congo in the background, but what she presents is a country that clearly will not be whole until its women are protected."
‑ James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter
"A chilling reminder of why John Lennon once wrote a song entitled, 'Woman is the [N-word] of the World.'"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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