Soldiers Who Rape
2009-01-01 | 45m 4s | Politics
Human Rights Watch has described eastern Kivu, crucible of the conflict in the DR Congo, as the worst place in the world to be a woman or child. Rape is endemic on all sides of the conflict. At times extremely shocking, this film attempts to discover why rape is seen as a normal weapon of war and contains interviews with multiple soldiers who have committed sexual assaults. Their reasons for their crimes are manifold: to cause terror, to shame the government they are fighting against, as a way of attacking the men they're fighting and because the breakdown of society simply means they can.