Backup Butembo tells the story of strong women in Eastern Congo. The region has been disrupted by a bloody conflict for more than 20 years.
In the town of Butembo a positive resistance is steadily growing. The people try to regain control over their lives and destiny. When the violence in and around Butembo is suddenly growing, the citizens take action, even when their own lives are at stake.

Backup Butembo is a documentary by Elien Spillebeen and Martijn D’haene.
Supported by Fonds Pascal Decroos Voor Bijzondere Journalistiek.


Backup Butembo was broadcasted on Belgian television (Vranckx, Canvas) in 2014.

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