A White Substance

A film by Maria Arlamovsky
A 2008, 21 Min.
HDV/Digi-Beta , 16:9
Fertiggestellt

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

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

Festivals

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


Production