Sema
Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium
Washington, DC
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Sema
Sema (Speak Out)  (Dem.Rep. of Congo/2019/45mins) directed by Macherie Ekwa Bahango. Lead Cast: Sandra Bonve and Armande Mahabi.  Two women from different backgrounds are changed forever by rape and must find the strength to make a difference for themselves and their children. Written and performed by survivors of sexual violence.

Survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo came together to write a screenplay based on their own real experiences. In order to create a truly powerful film, they bravely reenacted their own traumas. The survivors took on these parts consciously, realizing the benefit of artistic expression as part of the healing process. The film SEMA (which means speak out in Swahili) follows the lives of two women from different backgrounds whose lives are changed forever by rape, and who must find the strength to survive and make a difference for themselves and their children.

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Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium (View)
1530 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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