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Screenings & Events


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Past Screenings & Events

  • January 26, 2009 through February 22, 2009: HBO On Demand
    • HBO »
    • “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” will be available on HBO on demand. If you haven’t yet had a chance to see this powerful documentary or if you would like to share it with your family and friends don’t miss these special broadcasts.

  • Wednesday, October 20th @ 8:45PM: Barbican Film London, UK
    • Barbican Film, Cinema 1 »
    • A screening in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the participation and protection of women in conflict and peacekeeping. In partnership with Social Development Direct.

      Post-screening panel discussion to follow with the filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive of Social Development Direct.
  • Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 @ 9:00 PM: Human Rights Films, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Tuesday, April 20th @ 4:30 PM: University of California Riverside
    • HUB 355 »
    • Rape Awareness Film Series for Rape Awareness Month
  • Tuesday, March 30th, 2010: Part of the African Film Series, brought to you by RUB Entertainment and AIM for Africa
  • March 2, 2010 @ 9:00 PM: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in Toronto
  • November 28th, 2009: International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) in Harare, Zimbabwe
    • "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” won in the category "Best Documentary"
  • Friday, October 16th @ 7:30 PM: CONGO IN HARLEM SERIES
    • Maysles Institute »
    • 343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets)

      Following the screening, a discussion with attorney/activist Joseph Mbangu, Aningina Tshefu Bibiane (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Sandra AM Bell (designer, Ndunga Public Art Project) and others TBD.
      Co-presented by the Friends of the Congo
      Suggested Admission: $10. Box office opens 1 hour before show time.
  • Thursday, June 18th, 2009 @ 5:30 PM: Human Rights Watch Benefit Screening and Reception / Chicago
    • Museum of Contemporary Art »
    • 220 East Chicago Avenue, Education Center Entrance

      Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Benefit Screening Program
      5:30 - Reception
      6:15 - Welcome and screening of "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo"
      7:30 - Remarks by director Lisa F. Jackson, followed by Q&A with audience

      Please click here to purchase tickets or make a donation.
      All proceeds benefit Human Rights Watch.
      For further information, please contact Stephen Steim at 312-573-2452 or
  • April 5th, 2009 @ 2:00 PM: Cinema Arts Center Women’s Series
    • Cinema Arts Center »
    • 423 Park Avenue
      Huntington, NY 11743
      Tel. 631-423-7611
      Fax: 631-423-5411
      For show times, call 631-423-FILM (3456)

      Q&A with Lisa F. Jackson and reception to follow the screening.
  • Tuesday, March 31st @ 6:30 PM: Yale “Visions of Africa: Contemporary African Cinema” film series
    • Luce Hall Auditorium »
    • 34 Hillhouse Avenue
      New Haven, CT 06511

      Sponsored by the Women's Center of Yale Divinity School, the New Haven Alliance for the Congo and the Yale Council on African Studies
  • Friday, March 27th, 2009 @ 3PM - 4PM ET: Lisa F. Jackson on MyNDTALK Radio Show

      MyNDTALK celebrates Women’s History Month by devoting its programming to women. Each week you will participate in the lives of magnificent women!
      FRIDAY - MARCH 27TH 3-4 PM ET
      Meet award winning documentarian Lisa F. Jackson who will discuss the feature length documentary she shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" and hear about her very special connection with the women she met.
  • March 3rd-15th, 2009: International Human Rights Film Festival Paris
  • March 11th, 2009: Oslo Documentary Theatre
  • March 8th, 2009 @ 11:30 AM: Best.Doks Munich
    • ARRI KINO »
    • Türkenstrasse 91
      80799 Munich
    • “The Greatest Silence” will be screened during a documentary season called “Best.Doks” at the ARRI Cinema Munich in cooperation with Human Rights Watch and the Munich International Documentary Film Festival. The screening will be followed by discussions led by the filmmaker,  Human-Rights-Watch-staff, journalists and renowned experts on the particular subject.

  • February 17th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM : The Enough Project’s “Raise Hope for Congo” Tour/ NYU Panel
    • New York University »
    • Rosenthal Pavilion at the Kimmel Center
      60 Washington Square South
    • Featuring discussion with:
      Lisa F. Jackson, Filmmaker
      John Norris, executive director, The Enough Project
      Jimmie Briggs, Author/UN Goodwill Ambassador
      Dayle Haddon, Actress/Activist
      Sarina Virk, Congo campaign assistant, The Enough Project

  • February 6th, 2009 @ 5:00 PM: Advocates for Congolese Women screening, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)
    • ACW UCSC »
    • Join us for an evening discussion with Lisa F. Jackson, Patrick Vinck, Director of the Berkeley-Tulane Initiative for Vulnerable Populations, and Dan Fahey, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley studying the causes and effects of Uganda’s involvement from 1996-2007 in the DR Congo.

  • February 5th, 2009 @ 6:30 PM: Spark San Francisco screening
  • January 2009: DRC National Television Broadcast
    • RTCN Channel, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • January 28th, 2009 @ 2:00 PM: Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations screening
    • Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations »
    • 313 East 43rd Street
      New York, NY 10017
    • Show your support for the women of Congo
      The screening is followed by a traditional Malaysian tea.
      RSVP by 24th January to reserve seats with names of attendees:

      Organized by United for Women of all Nations (UWaN), a dedicated group of UN Spouses, is working to raise awareness about the appalling violence against women in conflict areas.

  • January 13th, 2009 @ 5:30 PM: Council on Foreign Relations screening
    • Council on Foreign Relations, New York City »
    • Special screening with welcoming remarks from Isobel Coleman (Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations) followed by discussion with filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson

  • January 10th, 2009 @ 4:15 PM: “The Greatest Silence” in San Rafael, introduced by John Prendergast and Robin Wright Penn
    • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center »
    • 1118 Fourth St
      St. Rafael, CA 94901
    • John Prendergast, Co-Chair of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity, will introduce the documentary and discuss the film’s issues with actress Robin Wright Penn.
      John Prendergast is an activist and author who has participated in numerous peace processes in Africa, including his service at the National Security Council and the Department of State during the Clinton administration. He co-founded the Enough Project, as part of the Center for American Progress, to help build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. Actor Robin Wright Penn is active as an advocate for the Enough Project and its programs.

  • December 4th-10th, 2008: One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prishtina
  • December 2nd, 2008: Department of State/Bureau of West African Affairs screening
    • Washington DC
  • November 12th-30th, 2008: Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
    • HRAFF »
    • Canberra-Melbourne-Sydney, Australia
    • Canberra - Fri 21 November, 2008 @ 6:30pm

      Melbourne - Sat 22 November, 2008 @ 3:00pm

      Sydney - Tues 25 November, 2008 @ 6:15pm

  • November 21st, 2008: Dunia Moja - One World Human Rights Film Festival in Nairobi
    • Dunia Moja
    • Nairobi, Kenya
    • Official Selection

  • Thursday, November 20th at 10:30 PM EST: “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” on HBO 2
    • HBO 2 »
    • HBO will be airing an encore presentation of “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” in response to the escalation of violence in the DR Congo, especially in eastern provinces, that are on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

  • November 13th-16th, 2008: Pravo Ljudski Human Rights Film Festival in Sarajevo
    • Pravo Ljudski »
    • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” was chosen for the opening night screening

  • November 12th-16th, 2008: One World International Documentary Film Festival, Bratislava
  • November 13th-16th, 2008: REEL AWARENESS - Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival in Toronto
  • November 7th-9th, 2008: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
  • November 9th, 2008 @ 7:30 PM: 92YTribeca
    • 92YTribeca »
    • 200 Hudson Street
      New York, NY
    • Filmmaker will be there for Q&A after the screening

  • October 15th-22nd, 2008: Bergen International Film Festival
    • BIFF »
    • Bergen, Norway
    • Official Selection

  • September 25th-October 4th, 2008: International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City
    • DOCSDF »
    • Mexico City, Mexico
    • Official Selection

  • September, 2008: San Francisco Human Rights International Film Festival
    • (Opening Night film.)

  • September 13th-28th: Take One: Action! Film Festival
  • September 18th-20th, 2008: International Black DocuFest in Atlanta
    • IBDF »
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Best Human Rights Watch Documentary

  • August 2008: FARDC (Congolese Armed Forces), PNC (Congolese National Police), Monuc (UN Peacekeeping Mission)
    • New York City
  • July 11th-20th, 2008: Zanzibar International Film Festival
    • ZIFF »
    • Zanzibar, Tanzania
    • Official Selection

  • June 12th-24th, 2008: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York
  • May 23rd-26th, 2008: Film Festival for Woman Rights in Seoul
    • FIWOM
    • Seoul, South Korea
    • Official Selection

  • May 8th-15th, 2008: Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival
    • FBIWFF »
    • Ankara, Turkey
    • Official Selection

  • April 24, 2008: Rome Independent Film Festival