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THE MAN WHO RESTORES THE WOMEN, The wraft of Hippocrates

By Thierry Michel & Colette Braeckman

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Affiche de L'Homme qui répare les femmes
A film by Thierry Michel & Colette Braeckman 

A coproduction Les Films de la Passerelle / Ryva Production / RTBF Secteur Documentaires / Public Senat / Lichtpunt / Wallonie Image Production. Produces with help of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles and Voo / RTS / TV5 Monde / Coopération belge au développement - DGD / SPF Affaires étrangères / OIF / NED / Fondation George A. Forrest / Brussels Airlines / Tax shelter Bisanga / Circus Belgium / Les Editions rurales / Laboratoires Sterop / Liege Airport / Neo-Tech / Creative Europe Media Programme of the European Union / Parlement Européen

2014 Sakharov Award winner, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who repairs the thousands of women raped during 20 years of conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country among the poorest on the planet, but under -extremely rich soil. His incessant fight to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the guilty is disturbing. At the end of 2012, the Doctor was the subject of a new assassination attempt, from which he miraculously escaped. Threatened with death, this doctor with an exceptional destiny now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu, under the protection of United Nations peacekeepers. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. At his side, these women to whom he restored their physical integrity and their dignity, who thanks to him became true peace activists, thirsty for justice.

Technical sheet
Year: 2015
Duration: 1h53'
Language: French
Screenplay: Thierry Michel & Colette Braeckman
Directing: Thierry Michel
Cinematography: Thierry Michel & Michel Téchy

Sound: Jean-Luc Fichefet

Editing: Idriss Gabel
Sound editing: Sébastien De Mol
Mixing: Pascal Zander
Calibration: Franck Ravel
Production manager: Céline Rauw
Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle 
Eric van Zuylen - Ryva Production
Festival selections (40)

Movies That Matter 2015

Millennium 2015

Views from Africa 2015

Cannes - Film market 2015

Docville 2015

Mooov Film Festival 2015

Addis International Film Festival 2015

Cine Droit Libre

Black Screens

Avanca Film Festival 2015

International Film Festival of Santander 2015

International Festival of African Diaspora Films

Salé International Women's Film Festival

24th Francophone Cinema Fortnight

Human Right Film Festival Inconvenient Films

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2015

Guadeloupe International Human Rights Film Festival

INPUT Festival


Cinema and Human Rights Festival

Watch Docs Warsaw

Photo Festival & Workshops

Festival of Tolerance - Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 

One World Festival

International Solidarity Festival

Francophone Cinema Fortnight

Namur International Francophone Film Festival

International Human Rights Film Festival

Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival

Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá MIDBO

Cinema and Human Rights Festival

Ake Arts and Book Festival

Amnesty International's REEL Awareness Film Festival

Carthage Cinematographic Days

Festival Internationale del Documentario Visioni Dal Mondo

Algiers International Cinema Festival Algiers Engaged Film Days

The Magrittes of Cinema

African Film Festival

The Human Rights Human Wrongs Documentary Film Festival

International Human Rights Film Festival

awards (16)

Movies That Matter 2015 - Golden Butterfly - A Matter of Act

★ Millenium 2015 - Special Human Rights Award

★ Millenium 2015 - Audience Award

★ Views of Africa 2015 - Documentary Award

★ Views from Africa 2015 - Human Rights Award

★ Cine Droit Libre 2015 - Human Rights Award

★ Avanca Film Festival 2015 - Television Award

★ Guadeloupe International Human Rights Film Festival - Grand Jury Award

★ Festival Internacional De Cine Documental De La Ciudad de Mexico - Special Mention

★ Algiers International Cinema Festival - Audience Award

★ Humanum Prize from the Belgian film press union

★ Magritte for best documentary

★ Special Jury Recognition Documentary - Festival du Film Panafricain de Los Angeles

★ Coup de Coeur du Jury - 20e Rencontres cinématographiques

★ Audience Award - Festival Franco-Suisse des 5 continents

★ Audience Award - Ismaïlia International Film Festival

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