Uof L Commission on Status of Women Fall 2009 Film Series

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Join the Women & Global Issues Committee

of the U of L Commission on the Status of Women for a

Fall 2009 Film Series

Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library)

Rape in the Congo

Presented by Dr. Jennie E. Burnet

Department of Anthropology

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 4:00 P.M.

Since 1998, a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died, and many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak.

Keep Not Silent

Presented by Dr. Ed Segal, Professor Emeritus

Department of Anthropology

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH AT 4:00 P.M.

The struggles of three Israeli lesbians attempting to live within the contest of Orthodox Judaism are examined. All are religiously committed women and members of a secret support group called the "Ortho-Dykes."

Moolaadé

Presented by Dr. Beth Willey

Department of English

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH AT 2:30 P.M.

In a small village, four young girls facing ritual ‘purification’ flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitive. The final film from African cinema’s founding father, Ousmane Sembene.

For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Heinecken at d0hein01@louisville.edu or call 852-8160

All films are free and open to the public.