About the Film:
This documentary tells the story of center for healing called City of Joy, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where women who have suffered violence and the most unimaginable abuse are cared for and learn to rise above their circumstances. The film also explores the relationships between Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monolgoues") and human rights activist - and Director of "City of Joy" - Christine Schuler-Deschryver as they create a place of peace amidst the civil war of Eastern DRC.
Directed by Madeleine Gavin.
Barbara LeSavoy, director of the Women and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport, will lead a discussion after the film.