Film: Seeds of Hope
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Thursday, April 3
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center 254
Sponsored By: College of Arts & Sciences, Film Studies Program, Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Department of English, Center for Intercultural Studies, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and Center for International Studies
In a corner of Eastern Congo one woman puts herself at risk every day to help thousands of Congolese rape survivors embark on a journey of healing. Seeds of Hope tells the story of Masika, herself the victim of multiple rapes, who runs a center that helps other rape survivors and children born from rape come to terms with what they have lived through. The women and children farm a small patch of land together that provides them with an income, a sense of stability and a form of therapy. However, the battle against endemic rape is far from over. Filmed over two years, Seeds of Hope takes us deep into the lives of women and children rarely seen.