"Re-contextualizing Rape" Panel plus films & performance
A panel discussion looking at rape and gender conflict in the Congo. Preceded by short films and a performance by the Project Girl Performance Collective of excerpts from "Voices Without Borders: Project Girl Congo".
Evening Co-Presented by the Panzi Foundation
Congo has been dubbed the "Rape Capital of the World", but why? This panel will explore the complexities that contribute to gender-based violence in Congo, and examine the role of rape in popular understanding of Congo's crisis. Panelists will discuss activist dilemmas in tackling the problem, offer perspectives from the ground, and suggest meaningful ways to make a difference.
Congo has been dubbed the "Rape Capital of the World",but why? This panel will explore the complexities that contribute to gender-based violence in Congo, and examine the role of rape in popular understanding of Congo's crisis. Panelists will discuss activist dilemmas in tackling the problem, offer perspectives from the ground, and suggest meaningful ways to make a difference.
Marie-Ange Bunga, Founder of Congo Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
Lee Ann De Reus, President of the Board, Panzi Hospital Foundation
Shana Mongwana, Founder and director of AFRICALIVES! Productions
Panel Preceded by:
Voices Without Borders: Project Girl Congo
Project Girl Performance Collective will perform excerpts from a theatrical piece written and performed by youth (ages 12-21) based on the experience, strength and hope of girls in DR Congo and their own personal stories of survival. This original work was commissioned by Panzi Hospital Foundation USA.
Women Beyond War: A World March in Africa
Cultures of Resistance, 2010, 5 min.
Congo: A Common Cause
Dir. Shana Mongwana, 2011, 15 min.
Dir. Dieudo Hamadi, 2010, 18 min.
***Proceeds from Congo in Harlem will go toward a fund for emerging Congolese filmmakers ***
ABOUT CONGO IN HARLEM 3:
Congo in Harlem 3 is the third annual series of Congo-related films and special events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This year's program, Oct 16th - 23rd, features a wide range of films by Congolese and international directors, representing some of the most important issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most screenings will be followed by panel discussions, special events, musical performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem 3 will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience -- it will offer opportunities to celebrate Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialogue, and get involved.
A critical focus of this year's program will be the upcoming 2011 presidential elections in Congo, scheduled to take place in late November. Key issues will be addressed in panel discussions and post-screening Q&As.
Throughout the series, there will be a silent auction of fashion items created by African designers, courtesy of Bel Esprit. Proceeds from the auction will help support the ongoing programming of Congo In Harlem.
Congo in Harlem 3 is a non-profit series. All events have been made possible by the generous support of DISH Africa TV, Caipirinha Foundation, V-Day, Panzi Foundation USA, and contributions from other organizations and individuals.
Series Partners and Friends: Friends of the Congo, V-DAY-Harlem, Man-Up, Now AfriCAN, New York African Film Festival, Project Girl Performance Collective, HEAL Africa, Panzi Foundation USA, Cultures of Resistance, Mutaani FM, Yole!Africa, V-Day, Tabilulu Productions, Music Box Films, National Geographic Entertainment
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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