"Seeds of Hope," the documentary by Fiona Lloyd-Davies, is a winner of the 2015 World International Humanitarian Platinum Award.
The film conveys the stories of Congolese women who have survived rape and war to come together to rebuild their sense of security, dignity and self-worth through farming and community. With "Seeds of Hope," Lloyd-Davies takes us to a region known as the most dangerous place in the world for women, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She tells the story of Masika Katsuva, herself a survivor of multiple rapes, who has provided refuge to thousands of women and children. Together, these women help each other heal and build a farming community sowing seeds of hope.
Katsuva also won an International Humanitarian Special Award this year.
View all the individuals and documentaries chosen for World Humanitarian Awards this year. World Humanitarian Awards works closely with International Film Festivals and International I-Hebat Volunteers to "give recognition to people, who work and dedicate his/her life for the betterment of humanity."
"Seeds of Hope" has the chance to win an additional award, the World Humanitarian Award for Most Favorite Film. Cast your vote via this link.
The winner of the Most Favorite Film will be announced at the award ceremony in Jakarta on September 21 in celebration of World Peace Day and World Humanitarian Day 2015.
"Seeds of Hope" is part of the Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project by Lloyd-Davies, "Congo: Consequences of a Conflict with No End."