War against women

Current Affairs
Running time:
1 x 60'
Premier year:
December 2013
Time Slot:
Prime Time
Broadcasted by:
Broadcasted also in:
One Off
Aspect ratio:
Produced by:
Contramedia TV, Island Bound
Distributed by:
Onza Distribution


Three years filming in ten different countries have been required to make THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN, the most ambitious documentary ever filmed about the use of rape as a weapon of war.

A quieted and ignored topic up to date, which makes victims impossible to be fixed and let criminals unpunished.


Dozens of brave women tell in THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN about their suffering, showing their faces, determined to finally make the world hear them.

Women like Bakira Hasecic, Bosnian, who spends her time pursuing Serbian men who raped in camps during the war and taking them before the judge.

Or like Jane Mukuninwa, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has undergone 8 operations already in order to have her reproductive system fixed and eventually have children.

Or Rosemary Nyrymbe, from Uganda, who rescues young women who were sexual slaves of the LRA.

When first released in TVE (Spain’s state TV) in 2013, over half a million people watched this documentary filmed by the awarded director Hernán Zin.

The documentary has also a powerful original score and treats the use of a woman’s body as a battle field with care and a beautiful narrative.

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