Monday, June 12 at 7:15 p.m. Suggested Donation $5.00
CITY OF JOY is a powerful documentary film that chronicles the development of a remarkable leadership center in the Democratic Republic of Congo… which has been described as “the worst place in the world to be a woman…” that brings together women who have been subject to horrific physical and sexual abuse. It follows the work of a team led by a Nobel peace prize-nominated physician to create a community where women can find healing, empowerment and even joy in the wake of deep suffering. Not to be confused with the 1992 film of the same name, CITY OF JOY is a new release that has played to great acclaim in festivals around the country and is making its community cinema debut here. The film is unrated, but graphic descriptions of violence make it suitable for mature audiences. The film screening is in conjunction with the 31st annual Thomas Nevola, MD Symposium on Spirituality and Health, on the theme of “Pathways to Joy,” which will take place at Colby College the following day. See www.mainedartmouth.org for more information. Several of the Nevola Symposium presenters will be on hand for a period of audience dialogue following the screening. In English and in French and Swahilli with English subtitles. Unrated. 74 Min.