Sexual Violence in Congo

In March 2016, Platon and The People's Portfolio traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the struggle to end sexual violence against women and girls. The project interviewed and captured through portraiture the dozens of doctors, activists, lawyers, police, students, and advocates who are leading the fight for justice and accountability, and also tackled the long-standing source of conflict: natural resource wealth that fuels violence in the country. Partners for this project included Physicians for Human Rights and Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and the institutions he founded, Panzi Hospital and Foundations. TIME published the portfolio in February 2017. This portfolio is the basis for the debut film by Platon, ‘My Body Is Not A Weapon’. The film will be released in 2019.