An Oscar winning documentary about the most sinister crime against humanity ...rape. I call it the most sinister because to rape women and children destroys the planet at its very core. These rape victims are shown trying to come to terms with themselves by speaking about the crimes against them. These women have paid with not just their bodies but also their minds and their very existence. Most of the women in this documentary (including the filmmakeer) have lost their spirit, their children and husbands, their extended families and, at many times, their vital organs to rape. What is also shocking is the fact that these women blame themselves. The filmmaker has tried to bring the voices of these victims to the world to stop these violent acts. The Congo is a very wealthy republic. It is rich in precious minerals and oil which is one reason why war is still occurring in this region. I was saddened that these women garnered so much shame because their families and viillages had turned their backs to them. These victims are often impregnated and have given birth to the children of these sexual predators. There are so many predators in this republic. The republic is involved in an economic war for oil, gold and coalton. What is coltan? I didn't know what it was until I saw this documentary. Apparently, coltan is used in wireless laptops and cell-phones. So you may now realize that demand is high due to the world's disire to communicate (almost needlessly) with each other. The war rages on due to supply and demand for the products that the world didn't need until these products came to the market. The Congo holds 80% of the world's coalton. These predators are a variety of rebels who take food, clothing, family members and these women's God-given nature. I was further shocked to learn that, on occassion, these sexual predators have also included United Nations officers. The social stigma that these women face after rape has caused most of them to remain alone and in silence. There is not much, if any, legal recourse for the miillions of victims. The victims range from age 4 to 80. The rapists say they don't have time to love and when they ask for sex and get turned down, they simply take it. It is disturbing to learn that it is not just one man but many men with no disease protection. The film further descrbes how these women are left scarred and mutilated. Very powerful and eye-openning. Everyone should see this and think about what we purchase and how it hurts women and children.