Films include the following:
Grazers: A Cooperative Story: Grass root and grass fed. Hard-headed farmers pull together to make it to the big city.
Meeting with a Killer: Follows the family of a young, pregnant woman who was raped and brutally murdered in 1986 near Tomhall, Texas. The family has spent two years going through a victim offender dialogue program in an effort to finally meet one of the men who took their loved one away.
Life After Life: A documentary that explores the question: Is there life after death? And if so, can we communicate with the dead? Includes personal stories from everyday people who claim they have made contact with deceased friends and relatives, to self-proclaimed mediums, to philosophers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to these issues.
Sex Crimes Unit: An unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault. The film examines the history of injustice toward rape survivors; trails the unit through its investigations; tracks the case of a prostitute who dared cry rape; and follows one survivor's 16-year journey to justice.
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo: Since the late 1990s, more people have died in war-torn Congo than in any conflict since World War II. In addition to the dead, hundreds of thousands of woman and girls have been raped. Rape, explains a British colonel, is a weapon of war, part of a destabilization covering the theft of valuable minerals. Rape victims are traumatized, injured, abandoned by husbands, pregnant, and ravaged by disease.
Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war, this extraordinary film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of conflict.
Many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why.
Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Informational Programming: Long Form and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing.
The online screenings are part of the Legacy Event. For other offerings, visit rmwfilm.org/legacy.