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City of Joy is a 2016 English-language Documentary Crime motion picture. This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as the worst place in the world to be a woman. These women have been through unspeakable violence spurred on by a 20 year war driven by colonialism and greed. In the film, they band together with the three founders of this center: Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monolgoues) and human rights activist, Christine Schuler-Deschryver, to find a way to create meaning in their lives even when all that was meaningful to them has long been stripped away. In this ultimately uplifting film, we witness the tremendous resilience as these women transform their devastation into powerful forms of leadership for their beloved country. Written by Janiefte. City of joy features Christine Schuler-deschryver in the title role along with Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler and Jane Mukunilwa in supporting roles. It was released on 11th November 2016 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released.

Release Date 11 NOV 2016
Run Time 1 HOUR 16 MINUTES

English, French, Swahili


Documentary , Crime , Drama , Thriller , War

Cast & Crew

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  • Madeleine Gavin
    ( Director )