I Will Not Be Silenced Directed
Judy Rymer Australia / 2014 / 84 minutes East Coast Premiere
In English and Swahili with subtitles
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Judy Rymer
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Charlotte Campbell got more than she bargained for when she left her home in Australia to volunteer in Africa to help orphans and vulnerable kids and experience the Kenyan way of life. She became the victim of a violent daytime rape by a gang of young thugs. Assuming the police and the court system would mete out justice, Charlotte reported the attack and landed at the intersection of law and culture. While rape has become a pandemic in Kenya, especially in the slums, women are afraid to report it out of embarrassment and fear of reprisal from the police. Is justice delayed, justice denied? Certainly in this case, but Charlotte, determined to find justice, set out to empower other rape victims, many of whom were sexualized at a young age through poverty, poor living conditions and gender bias. Mobilizing women to stand up to the rapists, Charlotte's journey is a story of courage in the face of enormous obstacles. An inspirational and unforgettable film. -Barbara Pokras, ACE
As an independent film maker, Judy Rymer has been writing, directing and producing documentary and dramatic films for the past 30 years. Her work covers a wide range of subjects, concentrating on social and political history and science, with stories located all over the world. Her work has been screened in Cannes, New York, Edinburgh, Valladolid, Telluride, Chicago, and Montreal.
Cast/Featuring: Charlotte Campbell-Stephen, Jane Anyango, Geoff Kinuya
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