Here’s an interesting event featuring actress Andie MacDowell. Note that she will be delivering remarks all three nights of the screening of this documentary, which sounds absolutely heart-breaking.
Actress and Asheville resident, Andie MacDowell presents “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo”Lisa F. Jackson’s Emmy nominated documentary (running time of 76 minutes) presents the heart-wrenching facts of mass rapes of women and girls by soldiers using sexual violence as a tool of war and control to dominate income from the mining of the conflict minerals tin, tantalum, and tungsten. These items are then sold to make American electronics like cell phones and laptops. The film will show at The Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville on: Thursday, September 24th at 7 p.m.; Friday, September 25th at 1 p.m.; and Saturday, September 26th at 1 p.m.
A reception sponsored by Our Voice will be held for ticket holders after the September 24th showing, next door at Blue Spiral 1. Special Guests will include John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, Washington, D.C. and Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy, both on September 24th; and Barb Anderson, Executive Director, Our Voice, Asheville, on all dates. Ms. MacDowell will make introductory and post-screening comments on all dates.
Tickets are $8, cash or checks only, and will be available at the theatre box office starting September 17th from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm daily. Proceeds will benefit Our Voice, Inc., Asheville’s local organization offering assistance to area victims of rape.
From the Fine Arts Theatre web site. Thanks to loyal reader Mark for the heads-up on this.
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