Film Screening and Talk with Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman: Reporting sexual violence in DRC, 4 May 2016

Posted by fp74 at Apr 03, 2016 09:25 PM |
Organised by the School of Modern Languages, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Centre for Medical Humanities. With the generous support of Wallonia-Brussels International. - Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 4pm - Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1.

Free public screening

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016

4:00: Welcome and Film Screening
6:00: Talk by Colette Braeckman
7:30: End

Location: Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leicester.

The School of Modern Languages, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leicester are organising a joint event on Wednesday 4 May 2016:

Screening of The Man Who Mends Women, the critically acclaimed Belgian movie on a doctor’s battle against sexual violence in Congo, followed by a meeting with journalist Colette Braeckman, co-maker of the film.

The Man Who Mends Women focuses on the story of Dr Denis Mukwege and his work at the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who provides medical care to ten thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo and who works to restore their lives and to address the root causes of violence in DRC. As a surgeon, he has become a prominent human and women’s rights defender.

Belgian journalist and Central Africa expert Colette Braeckman wrote ‘Sexual violence in Congo: the battle of Mukwege’ and realized the film in collaboration with Thierry Michel.

This event is generously supported by Wallonia-Brussels International (Embassy of Belgium)

For a Poster and the Press Release please look here

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