This is Congo

Dir. Daniel McCabe

Status: PRODUCTION

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Director Daniel McCabe
Producers Geoff McLean


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SYNOPSIS

Over the last two decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people. Though this ongoing conflict is the world’s bloodiest since WWII, little is known in the West about the players or stakes involved.

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 smuggler and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful, mineral-rich nation. These characters exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict.



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