Democratic Republic of the Congo/France, 2017, 72 min
Colonel Honorine works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Having worked for 15 years in Bukavu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she learns she is transferred to Kisangani. There, she finds herself faced with new challenges. Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman, who fights for justice to be done, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.
Festivals And Awards
Dieudo Hamadi was born in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1984 and studied Medicine in 2005-2008. He then attended several documentary workshops. Hamadi is author of two short documentaries Ladies in Waiting and Zero Tolerance that caught the attention of festivals in Europe and Canada. In 2013, with Atalaku, his first feature documentary, he won the Joris Ivens award for best first film, Best Foreign Film at the San Diego Black Film Festival (USA), the Jury Prize at FIDADOC (Agadir, Morocco) and other awards. In 2014, National Diploma receives both the International Prize of the SCAM and the Potemkin award at Cinéma du Réel (France).
Tagesspiegel Readers Prize and Ecumenical Jury Prize - Berlinale 2017. Grand Prix - Cinéma du Réel, Paris 2017. Hot Docs 2017. Best Actress - FCAT Festival de Cine Africano, Tarifa Tanger Spain 2017. DOC.fest Munich 2017. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. AFI Docs 2017.
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