THIS IS CONGO
by Daniel McCabe
by Daniel McCabe
Feature-length documentary THIS IS CONGO provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world's longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it.
After a long period of colonization by the Belgians, the Democratic Republic of Congo was formed, only to almost immediately dissolve into complete crisis, mired in cyclical wars, political instability and economic crises.
Trapped in a violent and corrupt pattern fueled by the country’s immense mineral wealth, Congo has become a playing field for puppet regimes, international commercial entities, humanitarian organizations and armed rebel groups. Meanwhile, its population lives in abject poverty.
THIS IS CONGO is an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By giving voice to the often unheard, we have a truer picture of one of the most complicated conflicts in the world.
The film follows four compelling characters--a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer, and a displaced tailor--and offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague the lushly beautiful nation. Colonel 'Kasongo', Mamadou, Mama Romance and Hakiza exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict.
Isaach De Bankolé (as Voice of Kasongo)
1 hour, 31 minutes
June 29, 2018
United States, Congo
Assisted Listening Devices Available
Aug 24 through Aug 30
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