Colonel Honorine Munyole
Dieudo Hamadi’s documentary Maman Colonelle provides insight into the life of Colonel Honorine Munyole. Colonel Honorine is a senior Congolese policewoman who has worked to stop sexual violence against women and children in the Congo. Colonel Honorine had worked for 15 years in Bukavu, eastern DRC, and she is later transferred to the much larger Kisangani. The film focuses on this transition in depth and documents the challenges that Colonel Honorine faces while working to protect these women and children. Through the trials that she faces, Maman Colonelle portrays Colonel Honorine as a woman of extraordinary courage and strength against the backdrop of a torn country.
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David Adams, “Documentary charting one female police officer’s efforts to stop sexual abuse in DRC wins human rights award,” Sight (online magazine)
George Kibala Bauer, “In ‘Maman Colonelle’ a Congolese policewoman takes on ghosts of the past,” Africa is a Country (blog)
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