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City of Joy

The Democratic Republic of Congo has endured 20 years of devastating violence. Rape has been used as a weapon of war to destroy community and access precious minerals. Congo is often referred to as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” "City of Joy" tells a different story of the region. The film focuses on Jane, a student at a center where women who have suffered unimaginable abuse join together to become leaders. We also meet the founders of the center: a devout Congolese Doctor, a Congolese activist, and a radical N.Y. playwright. The film weaves between joy and pain as these individuals band together to demand hope in a place so often deemed hopeless.

Women who've been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.


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City of Joy (2016)
Rating: 8.6/10 (16 votes)
Director: Madeleine Gavin
Writer: Madeleine Gavin
Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver Denis Mukwege Mukengere Eve Ensler Jane Mukunilwa
Runtime: 74 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary Crime Drama
Released: 11 Nov 2016
Plot: 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 ...