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Rape for who I am

Title
Rape for who I am / a film by Lovinsa Kavuma.
URL
Access for [Columbus, East, IUPUI, Kokomo] - (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)
Format
Online Resource Streaming Video
Published/Produced
New York, NY : The Cinema Guild, 2006.
Description
1 online resource (27 minutes)
Language
In English.
Summary
This powerful documentary offers a fascinating and moving insight into the lives of South Africa's black lesbians who, raped because of their sexuality, refuse to become victims. Set in Johannesburg and its surrounding townships, the film interweaves the experiences of four women, victims of rape, as they prepare for an annual Gay Pride celebration. With courage and a remarkable resilience, they describe the immense prejudices they have had to endure in their townships. They share the disturbing details of their attacks, and discuss how this horrible crime, intended to teach them to "act like women", exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, and often goes ignored by the authorities. These four courageous women - Keba, Bathini, Mary, and Buhle - also discuss how they have embraced their identity since their attacks and decided to publicly speak out against this hate crime.
Notes
Title from title frames (viewed May 29, 2019).
Awards
Won 2006 Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, Solidarité Internationale Prize
Subject headings
Lesbians--Crimes against--South Africa. Lesbians--Violence against--South Africa. Rape victims--South Africa. Homophobia--South Africa. Rape--South Africa. Lesbians, Black--South Africa.
Genre heading
Documentary films.
Other contributors
Kavuma, Lovinsa, director, producer.

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Location
World Wide Web
Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Location
World Wide Web
Library
Kokomo Library
Location
World Wide Web
Library
East Library - Richmond
Location
World Wide Web