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Trans-Ville and A La Courbe Du Fleuve (A Bend in the River)
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Trans-Ville and A La Courbe Du Fleuve (A Bend in the River)

A documentary portrait of a pioneering group of female bus drivers in Goma, eastern Congo.

***Work-in-Progress Screening***
A La Courbe Du Fleuve (A Bend in the River)

For many years, Colonel Honorine, a veteran congolese police officer, worked in Bukavu as a key member of the Child Protection and sexual violence Unit. During her tenure there, the Unit became renowned for its effectiveness and success. But when Honorine is suddenly transferred to Kisangani, 400 miles from her home, she must start all over. There she faces a new situation - shortly after arriving, dozens of women arrive in her office, still traumatized by the acts sexual violence they experienced during kisanganis 6 Day War, a ferocious conflict between Rwandan and Ugandan troops that devastated the city in 2000. For Honorine a new challenge begins, as she fights for the recognition and support of these forgotten women.

Followed by Closing Night Reception.

Congo in Harlem is an annual series of films, artwork, panel discussions, and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal of the series is to deepen our communities understand of DR Congo through art and dialogue. Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions -- it's an opportunity to discover Congo's culture, learn about it's challenges, and get involved. This series is non-profit and volunteer-run, produced by True Walker Production, Friends of the Congo and the Maysles Documentary Center. It is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Community Council.  
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Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States



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