The Shadow Effect, made by filmmakers Mara Tshibaka and Jesse Doland, is set in Goma, Eastern Congo, against the backdrop of some of the world's most brutal violence. Filled with poignant and heart-breaking stories, The Shadow Effect celebrates the commonality and the triumph of the human spirit.

This 33-minute introduction to the feature-length documentary is the filmmakers next step toward gaining enough funding to produce a highly polished 90-minute version. Tshibaka and Doland believe in the power of telling global stories as a tool for action, a vehicle for understanding, and a platform for change.

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