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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Djo Munga

Born in Kinshasa, Djo Tunda wa Munga left the Democratic Republic of Congo for Belgium at the age of nine. After completing his studies at the National Film School of…..

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The Question of International Aid

In 2013, Alkebu Film Productions released a 34-minute documentary, Mabele na biso (Our Land), that profiles a community in the Isangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has…..

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How can we move on from this dark story about “the Congo”?

Imagine that a TV director asks you to produce a documentary of European history in 59 minutes. “Impossible” would probably be your reaction … Well, Dan Snow took on this impossible task to show us in about an hour the “history of Congo”, a country as large as Europe.

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My Favorite Photographs: Justine Brabant

Since the mid-1990s, the North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo have become battlefields for a myriad of armed groups, a mix of well-organized rebel groups…..

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5 New Films to Watch Out For, N°30

From the director and singer-actors of the 2005 film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha comes a new “opera” film. Unogumbe/Noye’s Fludde follows the plot of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde work but moves the…..

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Restaging the Death of Patrice Lumumba

In the central public park of Fort-de-France, capital of Martinique, stands a statue of Empress Joséphine, who grew up on a sugar plantation to the south of the island. Her…..

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A Season in the Congo

Political theatre isn’t just about depicting reality and expecting the audience to interpret it, coldly and rationally, as a call to some political action. That’s what Bertolt Brecht seemed to…..

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Ben Affleck makes the DRC cool again

The New York Times, in its infinite wisdom (it comes with being The New York Times), decided that one of the paper’s reporters, one Brooks Barnes, should write what amounts…..