“We women have something precious that everyone seems to be after ” Masika Katsuva
In a corner of Eastern Congo (DRC), Masika Katsuva is planting rows of seed in a field. Masika and the women farming with her are all survivors of the worst brutalities imaginable, multiple rapes and violent assaults.
The field is their hope, their therapy and their source of food and income.
They come to this refuge as victims, punished by the violation of rape, blamed and rejected by their families and the local community.
Masika becomes a mother figure to the women and their children – the results of rape - and as they plant, tend, harvest and finally sell their crops they begin to heal together.
A Studio 9 Film produced, directed and filmed by Fiona Lloyd-Davies.
The full length film can be viewed here