THE SILENT BATTLE 

For decades the true scale of the psychological wounds suffered by soldiers and veterans has never been recognised.

Fiona Lloyd-Davies started investigating what treatment was available to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, after her husband, a retired Colonel, found it difficult to access treatment for his PTSD sustained while serving with the UN in Bosnia at the height of the war in 1992.

These portraits were taken during the making of the film. It was broadcast on BBC2 Newsnight on 04/09/2014.

Fiona continues to research PTSD and mTBI. If you would like to share your experiences of military PTSD please contact fiona@studio9films.co.uk

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Shaki grew up fighting to survive on the streets of Kinshasa to compete as one of Congo's first professional female wrestlers. Today she's created a refuge for girls escaping rapists, pimps, and thugs.. Taken over two years, these intimate portraits show a woman fighting to protect her child and other girls from the violent streets of Kinshasa. 

THE FIGHTER

THE PIMP

ORDERED TO RAPE

In Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used by soldiers as a weapon of war to decimate families and fracture communities.

Sergeant "Mateso" claims to be proud of the rapes he has perpetrated, even a 

5-year-old children.

THE CURSED TREASURE

In the province of South Kivu, in the estern Democratic Republic of Congo, plentiful mineral resources are the cause of bitter disputes that have killed up to 6 million people.

THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN

In October 2001 I travelled to Shabunda, a town deep in the equitorial forests of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It was the height of the war and the town was surrounded on three sides. At that time the medical emergency charity Medicins Sans Frontier estimated that as many as 70% of the women there had been raped. I went and interviewed and took images of the women I found there. 

In 2005 I returned to find out what had happened to the women I had photographed four years earlier. 

SEEDS OF HOPE

In Eastern Congo  children born from rape are a lost generation, with no name and status, rejected and often reviled by society.

ON THE RIO BEAT

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dangerous cities in the world . In 2000 over 1 million people lived in slums or 'favelas' abandoned by the State. 

LIVING WITH ANTRHAX

ZhejJiang province in south east China can tell us the long term effects of extensive biological warfare used by the Japanese during the Secon World War.

CHILDREN OF GENOCIDE

These images form Rwanda from 1996 until 2002. They show survivors and perpetrators, some of whom were really young.

LOOKING FOR KARADZIC

The three year long war in Bosnia devastated the lives of everyone who lived there and changed the lives of those of us who went to try and make a record of what happened. 

PORTRAITS