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Documentary About City of Joy to World Premiere at DocNYC Film Festival

Post Screening Talk-Back with Christine Schuler Deschryver,
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Eve Ensler and Jane Mukunila


JUST ANNOUNCED! A new documentary film about the City of Joy is set to world premiere in New York City at the DocNYC film festival.

Synopsis: The film tells the story of the first class of girls at a remarkable center in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Directed by first time director, Madeleine Gavin, it tells of the visionaries who imagined a revolutionary place where women who have suffered horrific rape and abuse, learn to lead amidst a war driven by greed, economics and colonialism.

The film shares the unlikely friendship that develops when a devout Congolese doctor, Dr. Denis Mukwege, (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist, Eve Ensler, (Tony Award winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues) and a charismatic Congolese human rights activist, Christine Schuler Deschryver, (Director of the City of Joy) join forces to create this safe haven in the middle of violence-torn Eastern Congo, a place they call The City of Joy.

And it is the story of the incomprehensible power of the human spirit as we witness our characters' discovery of hope, even when so much of what was meaningful to them has long been stripped away.

CITY OF JOY World Premiere at DocNYC Film Festival:
November 11, 2016
7:00 PM
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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NEW ONE BILLION RISING VIDEO - "Walking Prayers" by Poet Gina Loring & Filmmaker Deborah Anderson

Screen Shot 2016-10-12 at 8.48.46 PM.pngA poetic call to action to celebrate and honor women, "Walking Prayers" written and performed by poet/singer/songwriter Gina Loring and directed by Deborah Anderson, is a beautiful and moving artistic expression of the 2017 One Billion Rising In Solidarity Against the Explotation of Women spirit. RISE with us to silence the noise of misogyny, sexism, violence, hate, and ignorance

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