Saturday, February 02, 2008

Variety review of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

From the review:

"Doc examines the horrific phenomenon of widespread rape and torture of women by rebel soldiers (and, sometimes, government troops and U.N. peacekeepers) during the decade-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). Many of these atrocities, "Greatest Silence" persuasively argues, are methodically carried out to sustain a climate of political and economic instability in a country where valuable natural resources -- including coltan, an ore used in cell phones and laptops -- are exploited by profiteers."

Read the rest here.

Here is a website for Silence.

- Sujewa

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