THIS IS CONGO

By Daniel MCCABE

DOGWOOF - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2017

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mineral-rich central African country, over the last two decades has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people. Yet though this ongoing conflict is the world’s bloodiest since WWII, little is known in the West about the players or stakes involved.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2017
Out of Competition
Stockholm IFF 2017
Stockholm XXVIII Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CONGO, USA, CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH, SWAHILI, LINGALA
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel MCCABE
    • Producer(s)
    • Geoff MCLEAN (Vision Film Co), Daniel MCCABE, Alyse ARDELL SPIEGEL
    • Synopsis
    • For the first time, THIS IS CONGO provides a unique and unfiltered look into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters - a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this 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. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives.
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