Two 2010 alum filmmakers document the trial of 39 Congolese soldiers

Widely sought treasures lie within the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are being looted by government powers, both domestic and foreign. These political pirates depart from the Congo communities in a blaze of glory, leaving local civilians in ashes to deal with the repercussions of the desiccation of their homes. Women of the Congo tread on soil overflowing with shining diamonds and glistening gold, yet their lives are valued less than a rusty copper penny. “The Testimony,” a short film directed and produced by two Yale alumni from the class of 2010, documents the trial of 39 Congolese soldiers for the systematic rape of hundreds of their own civilians.