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  • Judy Rymer

I Will Not Be Silenced

A personal quest for justice after Australian, Charlotte Campbell Stephen is gang raped in Nairobi, becomes a campaign for women’s rights in Kenya.

Feature documentary 84 mins | ABC TV


One young Australian woman’s horrific gang rape has led to a seven-year battle for justice

with the Kenyan legal system culminating in a highly publicized court case. Rape victims rarely

report rapes and do not testify against their attackers in Kenya because they fear for their lives.

Supported in her quest by a courageous high-ranking police officer and some senior legal

officials, much is at stake as Charlotte Campbell Stephen seeks justice against all odds.

Throughout the case Charlotte’s testimony has detained her attackers in prison. Her life has

been in constant danger.

Her indomitable strength and her sense of outrage at the lack of rights for Kenyan women

has been her inspiration and brought many silenced women out of the dark to stand at her

side. Charlotte’s case is a test case for the women of Kenya and the reformers in the Kenyan

legal system.



The Low Downunder HRAFF :Aza’s Review

"I WILL NOT BE SILENCED is so much more than just a documentary about a woman’s fight for justice. It is a revealing in-site into modern day Kenya, the plight of women, the poor, the uneducated and a sterling wake-up call to us all that the fight for equality is far from won. This is a disciplined and exceptional piece of film making from Judy Rymer and if ever there were a true epitome of an Australian hero it is Charlotte Campbell Stephen.

Run. Don’t walk to see this . Run. Run. Run."


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