Netflix Premiere Date: September 7, 2018
Genres: Documentary, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War, Crime Movies, Crime Documentaries, Documentaries
Runtime: 1h 16m
IMDB.com Rating: 7.8/10
PG Rating: 16+
Netflix Country Available: Global Original
City of Joy follows the unlikely friendship that develops between Congolese doctor Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, and a charismatic Congolese human rights activist who join forces to create a safe haven for women survivors in the middle of violence-torn Eastern Congo.
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Christine Schuler-deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa
City Of Joy’s Simple Plot:
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.
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