When rape becomes a weapon of war. An art and documentary project focusing on the role of women in war.
Short film by:
Choreography and direction: Agnes Naur Kiss
Video and direction: Ingrid Styrkestad
Dancers: Katarina Skår, Mila Piljevic
Music / artist: Not public yet
Costume designer Lisa Ask
Scheduled premiere: Spring 2023
Although sexual violence is a criminal offense and is considered an act of war, it is widespread. This is no guarantee and creates no security for women in war-torn countries. In the last ten years, it has been thoroughly documented that gender-based violence against women, and in particular sexual violence, is used as a strategic weapon in war and conflict. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) fears that this weapon is becoming more widespread in today’s wars and that civilian women and children are therefore even more at risk. Amnesty International.
The film is part two in a comprehensive trilogy about refugees, people fleeing, leaving their homeland, about identity, and about the political climate in the world today.
Part one: (In)Visible
To learn more go to: https://agnesnaurkiss.com/invisible/
Name to remember: Denis Mukwege.
He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been raped by armed rebels. In 2018, Mukwege and Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict».