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Doctor Mukwege in Congo: The Man Who Mends Women
Edited: 201510290036







The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last month banned the film The Man Who Mends Women, a shocking exploration of the brutality inflicted by the nation’s military and rebel militias alike, directed by Belgian Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman.

The government said it showed “a clear intent to harm and sully the image” of the army, but last week, after more than a month of pressure from the United Nations and human rights groups, it backed down and the two-hour film was aired on national TV.

The documentary explores the work of Dr Mukwege.

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