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CITY OF JOY Documentary Wins Festival Awards, Screenings Continue with New Cities Just Added



Congratulations to the CITY OF JOY Documentary Film which has recently won two awards!

In Cleveland, the film was awarded The George Gund Foundation's Standing Up Award at Cleveland International Film Festival. Focusing on “films with a conscience,” Standing Up celebrates films with a focus on activism and the fight for social justice and is voted on by the festivals audience. At the Ashland Independent Film Festival it won the AUDIENCE AWARD.

The film continues with upcoming screenings Newport Beach, Tucson, and New York City. For up-to-date event announcements, follow City of Joy Film on Facebook.

CITY OF JOY follows the first class of women at a revolutionary leadership center in Congo, weaving their journey with that of the center's founders (2016 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege, women's rights activist Christine Schuler-Deschryver, and writer and activist Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues) - three individuals who imagined a place where women who have suffered horrific rape and abuse can heal and become powerful voices of change for their country.

A story about the resilience of the human spirit, CITY OF JOY witnesses Congolese women's fierce will to reclaim hope, even when so much of what was meaningful to them has been stripped away. WATCH the CITY OF JOY teaser >

CITY OF JOY Film Screening Schedule Includes:

Newport Beach Film Festival
Sunday, April 23 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 27 - 5:30 PM
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Arizona International Film Festival
Tuesday, 25 April - 6:00 pm
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Workers Unite Film Festival
Thursday, 11 May - 7:30 PM
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MORE Dates & Locations to be Announced

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Facebook: @cityofjoyfilm
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LEARN more about City of Joy, the revolutionary revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the heart of the film >