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AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL 2015
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Saturday, September 12 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Daylight Come

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Director: Evan Vetter
Run Time: 1:17:17

Synopsis: Following decades of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two American women struggle to help a group of Congolese women rebuild their lives amidst the scars of sexual violence and poverty. As their Western ideas create new challenges, Daylight Come begs the question: in the face of tremendous suffering, can one person really make a difference? Offering a new voice in the story being told about Congo, Daylight Come reveals hope can still be found no matter how long the night.

Eager to help and full of naive optimism, Robin and Wendy quickly find themselves unprepared for the magnitude of the rape crisis when they meet 12 survivors and their 40 children, living in a roofless building. They attempt to help them back on their feet by finding them a home and formulating business plans that might offer them the prospect of a new life. However, every step forward seems stifled by two steps back as some of the women oppose the business projects and Robin is forced to confront the level of dependency she has engendered.

These challenges are contrasted by the intimate relationships developed with the survivors, whose stories reveal that they are so much more than victims — each is a woman, a mother, a friend. This incredibly personal journey invites us to connect with these Congolese women, feel invested in their stories and inspired to fight for their futures.



Saturday September 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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