Soldiers Who Rape

Soldiers Who Rape

2009-01-01
45min
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.

Country

Netherlands
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.

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