WFC Congo: The Man Who Mends Women

I had to join the Urban Movie Channel on Amazon to watch this film.

It’s not a very urban film. Could there be a euphemism in play here!??!!

And apparently that channel doesn’t offer downloading films before watching them, or something? As a result, bits of this film are completely artifact-o-rama. But most bits are fine.

Man, this was hard to watch, and not because of the video quality. It’s about girls and women (in Congo) who have been raped. It’s an unflinching documentary; horrific images flutter past on the screen, which makes this film an excellent opportunity to mostly look out the window.

Hey, it’s raining again!

It’s a very good, originally told documentary, but the atrocities keep coming, verbally and visually. I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody.

(And… uhm… I think this film might be from the other Congo, and not the Brazzaville Congo that I was aiming for? This is so confusing.)

The Man Who Mends Women. Thierry Michel. 2015. Congo.


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 cl vodka
  • crushed ice
  • 1 whole lime, quartered with skin on
  • 1 wooden stick, twisted in honey

Put the lime and sugar into a glass. Muddle slightly. Add ice, vodka and honey stick. Swirl stick according to taste.

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