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A victim at trial
Military Court
Lt Colonel taking Prayers
Women working together
Soldiers at prayers


the Shadow

A film by Fiona Lloyd-Davies
“They think when they’re raped their lives are shattered. But we’d like them to know that it’s not the end of the world.”
– Masika Katsuva
(26 May 1966 - 2 February 2016) 
Fiona Lloyd-Davies
The Film


6th June LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
Screening and Q&A 
18th January Goldsmiths University of London
Screening and Q&A 
  • Thursday 18th January 2018, 5pm-7pm 

  • Location: MRB 05, Media Research Building

  • Speakers: Director Fiona Lloyd-Davies

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Under the Shadow is a 54 minute documentary by Fiona Lloyd-Davies.


One woman leads Congo's rape survivors to find healing and independence through working together in the field. But can these women escape the shadow cast by this threat of sexual violence and will the spectre of justice bring hope and resolution?

We hear extraordinary confessions from soldiers who have raped women and then witness inside the court room as others are tried for this crime, the ultimate weapon of war. This immersive, observational film was made over four years, taking the viewer inside a woman’s ultimate nightmare, to show how the human spirit is impossible to defeat.

Supported by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 

Fiona Lloyd-Davies

Award winning filmmaker & photojournalist, Fiona Lloyd-Davies is one of the UK's most experienced foreign documentary and current affairs journalists. She’s been making films and taking pictures about human rights issues in areas of conflict since 1992, including in Bosnia, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Her work combines journalism with a strong visual style that she learnt as a graduate of the Royal College of Art. She’s also a widely published and exhibited photojournalist in UK broadsheets and magazines such as the Guardian, The Observer magazine and the Herald.


She films much of her own work, drawing out intensely personal and difficult stories from people often at their most vulnerable; drawing the viewer into the subjects life to render a deeply drawn portrait, while preserving the dignity and integrity of their story. ​ 

Find out more about Fiona here. 

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