The Film.

In a country where rape is used as a weapon of war, two young American women struggle to help victims of the conflict overcome their scars and forge new lives from their shattered world begging the question: in the face of tremendous suffering, can one person make a difference? Daylight Come offers a new voice in the story being told about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by examining the effects rape has on a small group of Congolese women stuck between the danger of village life and the poverty they experience in the city of Bukavu.

This feature length documentary film is based in part on a telly award winning seventeen episode video podcast which you can find out more about by visiting Congocast.org.

Below you can find media from Daylight Come and it's production:

  • If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.
    Mother Teresa
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love....The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.
    Mother Teresa
  • I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
    Helen Keller
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    Edmund Burke
  • We must become the change we want to see in the world.
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • When you are silent you are an accomplice. But if the world stands as Americans, as French, as British, the Congolese - stand like one person and say stop treating women this way, I think that it will stop.
    Dr. Denis Mukwege

HELP CONGO.

The world is largely unaware of the tragedy in the Congo. Aside from occasional news coverage of the war or elections, the continuing violence, especially against women and girls, hasn’t made it onto most of our radars. There are three primary ways we believe that you can be a voice for the Congolese people - you can LEARN about the situation, ADVOCATE by sharing what you know and SUPPORT various organizations working in the region.

LEARN

The best place to start is by learning more about the issues at hand. The crisis in the Congo is the result of a very complicated and tragic history, multiple wars and continued armed conflict. To help you in your search for information, we have provided a list of LINKS to help you find out more information about the crisis plaguing the Congo.  

Learning Links

WIKIPEDIA - a history of the DR Congo on the wikipedia public encyclopedia
THE FIRST CONGO WAR - wikipedia listing about the 1996-1998 Civil War
THE SECOND CONGO WAR - wikipedia listing about the 1998-2003 conflict

ADVOCATE

Once you've learned about the gravity of the situation, you can be a voice for the Congolese people. Tell your family and friends about what’s happening there and use social media to share what you've learned.  There are many organizations working to bring awareness and take action to help in the Congo - visit their sites to find out what you can do.

One simple step you can take today is to learn about conflict minerals, as the Congo crisis is directly linked to the mineral wealth of the country.  Everyday purchases, such as cell phones and laptops, are made using materials that are mined under possible armed conflict, enslavement or other human rights abuses. Before you make your next tech purchase, look into how it was produced and buy accordingly.

Advocate Links

CONFLICT MINERALS - find out more about conflict minerals from wikipedia
ENOUGH PROJECT - an activist organization working to end genocide around the globe
FRIENDS OF THE CONGO - organization working to raise awareness about the issues in the DR Congo
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE - activist organization working to end the crisis in the DRC

SUPPORT

As we near completion and release of the film, we are working to develop partnerships with organizations currently working on the ground in Congo.  These groups are doing important work, helping the Congolese people move beyond their trauma physically, emotionally and financially.  Please take a moment to visit the website of any of the following organizations to find out more about their work in Congo and how you can become a part of it.

Support Links

PANZI HOSPITAL - Hospital helping Congolese women with the physical and emotional trauma of their rape
WOMEN FOR WOMEN - Direct financial aid, rights awareness and job-skills training for Congolese women
CITY OF JOY - A partnership with the Panzi Hospital to help rehabilitate victimized women in the DRC
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY - a non-governmental organization working to help starving children worldwide
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE of the RED CROSS - a non-governmental organization working within the DRC

Help by supporting these Non-Profits working in Congo

NEWS.

Congo in the news and updates about the film.

  • If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.
    Mother Teresa
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love....The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.
    Mother Teresa
  • I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
    Helen Keller
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    Edmund Burke
  • We must become the change we want to see in the world.
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • When you are silent you are an accomplice. But if the world stands as Americans, as French, as British, the Congolese - stand like one person and say stop treating women this way, I think that it will stop.
    Dr. Denis Mukwege

Donate.

Donate to CHS in Congo

You can make a tax deductible donation to the work happening at the Church of the Holy Spirit (CHS) featured in the film via our partners at Medical Ambassadors International. Thousands of communities around the world are being empowered through Medical Ambassadors CHE Program to make improvements in their communities that are lasting because they are the community’s own solutions, born of their own ingenuity, dedication, and success, much like what the women experience in Daylight Come.




Help the Film

You can also help us promote the film by making a tax-free donation through our fiscal sponsor, Filmmakers Collaborative. Your support will cover expenses related to licensing archival footage, legal fees, and marketing efforts to help us obtain domestic and international distribution of the film.




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