A White Substance

A film by Maria Arlamovsky

A 2008, HDV/Digi-Beta , 16:9, 21 Min.

Synopsis

Sexual violence against women has long been a firmly established part of war through thousands of years of patriarchally oriented history, regardless of the region, nationality, culture or ideology involved.

 

In 2006 the director and cameraman traveled to Bunia, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape had been used as a weapon since the first war started there in 1996.

 

Shooting took place at the hospital and the prison, in the courtroom and on the street.

The war is officially over, the UN has stabilized the region. Women and children are now being sexually exploited by the UN soldiers.

Credits

Director and Editor:

Maria Arlamovsky

 

Photography:

timtom

 

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Maria Arlamovsky 

 


Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Maria Arlamovsky

 

with support of:

MEDIA

Österreichisches Filminstitut

Awards

Iowa City
special judge's recognition for social justice
Iowa City - International Documentary Festival (2009)

Festivals

Nürnberg (2009)
Stuttgart (2009)
Chennai (2009)
Iowa City (2009)
Prague (2009)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2008)
Nyon (2008)
Amsterdam (2008)

with support of

media
Filminstitut_WS

Production

ngf
Maria Arlamovsky