Dr. Mukwege was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to protesting against the sexual violence perpetrated against women in Kivu, in the east of the Congo. He is known as “the man who repairs women”. Over the past 16 years, he has treated over 40,000 patients, giving them the hope of rebuilding a life for themselves as women. In October 2012, Dr. Mukwege was the victim of a second attempt on his life and miraculously escaped death. After a short period of exile in Belgium, he returned to Bukavu after his patients bought him a plane ticket back. This film is the portrait of an outstanding man, a preacher, doctor, and family man, whose path and tireless struggle against barbarism is of interest to all those who fight to put an end to these war crimes.
Recent selection(s):
DOCVILLE - International Documentary Film Festival (Leuven)
Vues d'Afrique - Festival International de cinéma (Montréal)
Director's filmography:
- Gosses de Rio (TV)
- Carnet de tournage, le making of de Congo river (TV)
- L'école de l'impossible (Feature)
- A fleur de terre (1990 - Feature)
- Zaïre, le cycle du serpent (1992 - Feature)
- Les derniers colons (1995 - TV)
- Donka, radioscopie d'un hôpital africain (1996 - Feature)
- Mobutu, Roi du Zaïre (1999 - Feature)
- Iran, sous le voile des apparences (2002 - Feature)
- Congo River, au-delà des Ténèbres (2005 - Feature)
- Katanga business (2009 - Feature)
- Mémoire du Congo - Zaïre: fragments inédits de Thierry Michel (2010)
- L'affaire Chebeya, un crime d'Etat? (2012 - Feature)
- L'irrésistible ascension de Moïse Katumbi (2013 - Feature)
- L'homme qui répare les femmes (La colère d'Hippocrate) (2014 - Feature)
- Enfants du hasard (2017 - Feature)
Year of production:
115' / 52'
Les Films de la Passerelle