City of Joy | Film Screening and Discussion

When: 04.02.2019 - 18:00 - 20:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Admission: 

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City of Joy follows the first class of women to attend an inspirational leadership center by the same name in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It weaves their journey as burgeoning leaders together with that of the center’s founders, including Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, women’s rights activist Christine Schuler Deschryver and playwright and activist Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues - three individuals who imagined a place where women who have survived rape and abuse can heal and become powerful voices of change in their communities.  Warning: Includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault, rape, and torture. Not appropriate for youth audiences.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Gail Whitmore, an activist and director of several humanitarian organizations. Gail is the only provider of 24/7 crisis intervention in the Czech Republic.  She will be available afterward should anyone need to speak.

The film is in English and French with English subtitles.