On Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm, Doc Watchers and The Maysles Cinema present Congolese 'Ladies in Waiting' and South African film 'Shouting Silent', as part of The New York African Film Festival.
Ladies In Waiting Dir. Dieudo Hamadi & Divita Wa Lusula, 2010, 24 min., Congo In a maternity ward in the Congo, new mothers are "held hostage" until they are are able to settle their medical bills.
Shouting Silent Dir. Renee Rosen, prod. Xoliswa Sithole, 2002, 50 min., South Africa An adult orphan who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS journeys back home in search of other young women who have also lost their mothers to HIV/AIDS and are now struggling to raise themselves (and, in many cases, their siblings) on their own.
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