Introduced by guest curator Mahen Bonetti
This documentary explores the consequences of using rape as a weapon of war from the perspective of women in Africa, where this tragedy is witnessed repeatedly. Journalist Aziza and her husband are rebuilding their lives. However, the horrors suffered by other women during the war still haunt Aziza.
Shown with Awaiting for Men (En attendant les homes), (directed by Katy Léna N’diaye, Senegal/Mauritania/Belgium, 2007, 56 min., in Hassania with English subtitles). In a Mauritanian town on the edge of the Sahara, traditional women wall painters speak about marriage, motherhood, sexuality, and desire in a society dominated by patriarchy, religion, and tradition.