'Weapon of War' wins Amnesty International Award
At the 7th Planet Doc Review Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, the documentary Weapon of War by directors Ilse and Femke Van Velzen, also screened at the Movies that Matter Festival 2010, received the Amnesty International Award.
The Jury's comments:
"The Jury recognizes the subtlety with which the film portrays the crime of rape committed on thousands of women in the wartime Republic of Congo. The film is a stirring record of a reconciliation process, in which the camera plays an essential part. The filmmakers go beyond mere description of the crimes, searching for solutions that would allow the victims and perpetrators to reclaim their sense of dignity."