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CITY OF JOY Documentary Wins Festival Awards, Screenings Continue With New Cities Just Added


Congratulations to the CITY OF JOY Documentary Film which has recently won two awards!

In Cleveland, the film was awarded The George Gund Foundation's Standing Up Award at Cleveland International Film Festival. Focusing on “films with a conscience,” Standing Up celebrates films with a focus on activism and the fight for social justice and is voted on by the festivals audience. At the Ashland Independent Film Festival it won the AUDIENCE AWARD.

The film continues with upcoming screenings Newport Beach, Tucson, and New York City. For up-to-date event announcements, follow City of Joy Film on Facebook.

CITY OF JOY follows the first class of women at a revolutionary leadership center in Congo, weaving their journey with that of the center's founders (2016 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege, women's rights activist Christine Schuler-Deschryver, and writer and activist Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues) - three individuals who imagined a place where women who have suffered horrific rape and abuse can heal and become powerful voices of change for their country.

A story about the resilience of the human spirit, CITY OF JOY witnesses Congolese women's fierce will to reclaim hope, even when so much of what was meaningful to them has been stripped away. WATCH the CITY OF JOY teaser >

CITY OF JOY Film Screening Schedule Includes:

Newport Beach Film Festival
Sunday, April 23 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 27 - 5:30 PM
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Arizona International Film Festival
Tuesday, 25 April - 6:00 pm
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Workers Unite Film Festival
Thursday, 11 May - 7:30 PM
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MORE Dates & Locations to be Announced

FOLLOW the Film Online & on Social Media
Facebook: @cityofjoyfilm
Twitter: @cityofjoyfilm
Instagram: @cityofjoyfilm

LEARN more about City of Joy, the revolutionary revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the heart of the film >

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Emma Watson Interviews Eve in a Four-Part Piece for Elle UK

15624018_387280301664097_1075031460945068032_n.jpgIn an 4-part series originally published by ELLEUK.COM, Emma Watson interviews Eve Ensler for her Our Shared Shelf book club, which recently read The Vagina Monologues.

In Part 1 of Emma and Eve’s must-read conversation the pair discusses the activism the book helped to create, in Part 2 they speak about the dangers of patriarchy, a woman’s right to choose, plus Eve’s harrowing trips to Bosnia and Croatia to meet survivors of wartime rape, in Part 3 they take on life under Donald Trump, the importance of an artistic uprising, and why those who wish to cause a revolution, must dance, and in Part 4, Emma speaks to Eve on the ideological, and literal, assaults on women’s vaginas – from the Presidency down through to the ranks to everyday life.

READ the interview in full >


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