Pushing the Elephant

This collection can be used to support viewing of the documentary, Pushing the Elephant, by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, while engaging students in discussions about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the experience of refugees from that country. The lessons and discussions also provide important context, and raise thought provoking questions to encourage viewers to think more deeply. This collection explores the power of sharing one’s personal story to advocate for wider social change and provides a context for understanding how gender-based violence affects women in many parts of the world.

The collection can foster discussion and inspire action around these topics within classrooms, youth-serving organizations, families and the broader community.