Mission Rape - A Tool of War

61 min.DK/Documentary

Despite increasingly refined war technology, mass rape is used as a tool of war in modern combat. Some 25,000 to 40,000 women were victims of mass rape during the Balkan war 1992-1995. Twenty years after these crimes, only very few cases of war crimes of sexual violence have been investigated and prosecuted. For the women in the film the rapes remain a dark shadow in their lives enshrouded by taboo. For these women legal justice is the only hope to regain integrity and life. However, justice fails and betrays them all the way to the International Criminal Court of Justice in The Hague.
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Original title Voldtægt som krigsvåben
Danish title Voldtægt som krigsvåben
Keywords Rape, War crimes, War, Sarajevo, 1990-1999
Director Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen
Screenplay Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen
Producer Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen, Karen Hjort
Director of Photography Katia Forbert Petersen
Editor Wojtek Kloczko
Composer Ann Falden
Production country Denmark
International sales DR International Sales
TV release 12.03.2014, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Sfinx Film/TV
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, MEDIA (EU), Oak Foundation, DR, SVT, BHRT, RÚV, TVP1


Direction Annette Mari Olsen
Direction Katia Forbert Petersen


Screenplay Annette Mari Olsen
Screenplay Katia Forbert Petersen


Producer Annette Mari Olsen
Producer Katia Forbert Petersen
Research Mirela Hukovic-Hodzic
Research Anne Dorthe Helmich
Unit manager Elma Djafic
Interpreter Elma Djafic
Production assistant Lene Salling
Producer Karen Hjort


Cinematographer Katia Forbert Petersen


Editor Wojtek Kloczko


Composer Ann Falden

Visual effects

Color correction Lise Mierca

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Berlingske Tidende Cecilie Felicia Stockholm Banke 2015-07-14
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