posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:43 AM
I ran across this short film made by the Save The Congo foundation. Much of the current fighting is over possession of various mineral deposits.
These are essential for all modern electronics, and are rare except in a few locations (The Congo being one.) One of the main weapons used by
soldiers in both factions torture, murder, and especially rape.
This video is based off the experience of particular woman and her family, and horribly enough they actually made it less explicit even though the
film is still horribly violent. It is set in England to give westerners a way to understand how terrible conditions are there, but in a familiar
setting. The film is very
graphic, and very
disturbing, but it is something everyone should see to really understand the horrors going
STC has a petition that is trying to enact legislation similar to laws about blood diamonds, only in this instance it is blood minerals. The top link
is where the video is. You do not have to watch the video to sign, and the link will not take you straight to the movie. Again, this is not
something kids or those who have experienced similar trauma should see.