City of Joy


Founded in 2011 by Eve Ensler (creator of The Vagina Monologues) and Congolese doctor Dr. Denis Mukwege, The City of Joy is a community for women survivors of violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The film chronicles the institution’s first class of resilient women as they process their trauma and create a revolutionary community. We see survivors transformed into leaders and sorrow turned into hope in this powerful film.


Director: Madeleine Gavin

Runtime: 70 minutes

Official Selection: DOC NYC