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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
Directed by Lisa F. Jackson
Produced by Associate Producer - Alexandra Lescaze
Written by Lisa F. Jackson
Editing by Lisa Shreve
Distributed by Women Make Movies
Running time 76 min
Country Template:Flagicon U.S.A.
Language English, French and other regional Dialects

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo is a 2008 documentary film directed by Lisa F. Jackson. The film tells of the treatment of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on the systematic use of sexual violence as a tool of war. Lisa F. Jackson, herself a victim of gang rape, tells her story while relating the stories of several Congolese women.

She speaks also with police officers, international peacekeepers and the rapists themselves. She also shows a clinic devoted to treating women with traumatic injury due to sexual violence, particularly cases of vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula.

The film competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[1] The film was awarded the Special Jury Prize Documentary award at Sundance. [2]

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