Uncertain States Cahier Africain
The inspiration for this film came from a small school exercise book containing the testimonies of 300 Central African women and girls. In it, they documented what Congolese mercenaries did to them in the wake of an armed conflict in October 2002. At the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the book became a crucial piece of evidence in the proceedings against Jean-Pierre Bemba, the first defendant facing prosecution for ordering the use of rape as a military strategy. Over a number of years, the director follows the women, bringing tangibly close their fate in a world imbued with the constant threat of forced migration.
Followed by discussion/Artist Talk with Heidi Specogna, Johann Feindt and Jürgen Runge. Presenter: Dorothee Wenner.