Women: Challenges & Empowerment
A Love During the War
DVD, Color, 78 minutes, 2005 (Congo/Cameroon)
Directed by Osvalde Lewat-Hallade
In French with English subtitles
What are the consequences when rape is used as a weapon of war? This moving documentary explores this question from the perspective of women in Africa, where this tragedy is witnessed again and again. Aziza and her husband were separated when the Congo-Kinshasa war broke out in 1996. Six years later, they reunite in Kinshasa. They are now rebuilding their family life with their four children. However, the horrors suffered by other women in eastern DRC during the war still haunt journalist Aziza. She wonders what happened to Feza, the little girl for which she used to care. Mention spéciale du jury Vues d’Afrique and FESPACO 2005.
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