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MacDowell presents documentary benefit screening in Hendersonville

Actress and model Andie MacDowell will present Lisa F. Jacksons Emmy nominated documentary, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo at The Flat Rock Cinema on Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m.

The film portrays the atrocities against the Congolese women and girls by militant soldiers in the Congo of Africa and documents the mass rapes of women and girls as a tool of intimidation in an effort to profit from the mining of minerals such as tin, tantalum, & tungsten. These same minerals are then sold to companies in the United States and other countries for use in jewelry and in electronics such as cell phones and laptops. &bsp;

The screening will be followed by a reception with MacDowell who will answer questions about the current Senate Bill, The International Violence Against Women Act, and how you can help.&bsp; Doors will open at noon.&bsp; Seating is limited so reservations are encouraged by calling 828-697-2463 any day after 3 p.m. All ticket sales and any donations will go to Mainstays emergency shelter. Mainstay is Henderson Countys domestic violence prevention agency.

The Flat Rock Cinema is located at 2700 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC 28731.&bsp; Call (828) 697-2463 or visit www.FlatRockCinema.com for more information or driving directions.