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.
Daniel McCabe
Isaach De Bankolé (as Voice of Kasongo)
NR 1 hour, 31 minutes

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THIS IS CONGO

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.

Synopsis

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.


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With

Isaach De Bankolé (as Voice of Kasongo)

Director

Daniel McCabe

Run time

1 hour, 31 minutes

Released

June 29, 2018

Distributed by

Abramorama

Country

United States, Congo

Hearing Assistance

Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Aug 24 through Aug 30

Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.

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$6.50
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