Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action. Friends of the Congo holds the rights to the film. This film can be freely distributed, duplicated and screened on the web, in public places, or at home. It cannot be broadcasted on TV networks.

Join thousands of others throughout the globe by hosting a screening of “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth.” Hosting a screening (in your home, religious institution, school, community center, club, etc.) is simple: Download the film here or send us your mailing address at to receive a copy of the DVD via mail. Also, download the below screening kit and share it with your guests.

Friends of the Congo holds the rights to the film. This film can be freely distributed, duplicated and screened on the web, in public places or at home. It cannot be broadcast on TV networks.

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death. A movie by Peter Bate
“This excellent documentary tells one of the saddest stories of the late imperialist era, the genocide in the Belgian Congo. The growing need for rubber meant death for millions as the Belgian king himself set up world’s most efficient production line for rubber. The cruel systematic murder was carried out for the greed of one man.”

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Dan Rather Report: All Mine
“All Mine” focuses on an American company, Arizona’s Freeport McMoran, which, when it bought a massive copper mine from the government of Congo, also took control of part of the impoverished country’s economic future. Critics of the purchase said that the contract for the billion-dollar mine left the war-torn African nation with little in return, and that the U.S. government played a part in what many are describing as a modern day land grab.

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Congo’s Tin Miners
(FORTUNE Magazine) – Pascal Kasereka emerges from a forest carrying his weight in rocks slung over his back. “We are lucky to have these rocks in the earth,” says the 16-year-old, who has spent two days walking from a tin mine in Walikale in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to sell his load. “I hear the Americans like them. Congo contains some of the world’s richest deposits of gold, diamonds, copper, and other minerals.”

However this wealth have not benefited the people of the Congo has the war which has lead to looting and exploitation of Congolese resources have now caused the death of 6 million Congolese citizens for nearly a decade.

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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo A film by Lisa F. Jackson
2007, 76 minutes, Color, VHS/DVD, French, Swahili, Lingala, Mashi, Subtitled

“This extraordinary film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army.”

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Lumo, PBS documentary
“This film is so provocative and so brave and such an important film. It lets us understand what a powerful tool film is for social change . . . [It has] so moved me.” Barbara Kopple, Director “Harlan County U.S.A.,” two-time Academy Award-winner

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Arms, Dealing and National Interests A documentary by D. Andre & P. Moreira, 93 minutes, Color DVC, French Subtitled in English
The broadcast of this documentary was a big success in France. The documentary highlights the hard work Amnesty International headquarters in London is doing to investigate the globalized arms sell, which is worth 1.2 billion dollars a year, and transfer of arms in third world countries particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As it pertains to the Congolese conflict, a interviewee in the documentary states that the conflict in the Congo “is the most costly conflict since World War II… [which been] gone unnoticed” by the international community.

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Lumumba. 2000, 115 minutes, DVD English Directed by Raoul Peck
“It deftly depicts the clutches that Belgium had on the Congo. It also teases out easily for us the European and American forces that were behind the power the inflict the Congo today. The film was sure to specifically implicate the U.S., rightly so, in the murder of Lumumba. It also lets us in on the problems that were present with the inner conflict of the Congo, between Lumumba, Mobutu and Katanga.”

This movie can be obtained at a public library and online (Amazon and others)

Mobutu: King of Zaire. 2004, Language English, French 297 minutes Movie by Raymond Barre
Raymond Barre followed the late president for two years and in this documentary charts the amazing life of Mobutu. In November 1965, with help from the CIA, Mobutu seizes power from Kasa-Vubu and renames the country Zaire. This movie highlights the rise and fall of Mobutu by illustrated how he lead the Congo to few years of economy development then followed by two decade of economic and social unrest.

This movie can be obtained from a public library and online

Street Children of Kinshasa. A documentary done by DR Congo Children organization
Street children can be seen in all poor nations of the world, but their numbers have been rising exponentially in the DRC due to several factors. The alarm must be sounded now than ever, as the crisis threatens to derail any development plan for the future of the DRC. This documentary has been pre-screened and received high marks by selected groups of people. You can view a trailer posted on the multimedia page of this blog.

*This filml can be obtain by contacting Gilbert Mulamba Telephone (919) 215 – 8781 Mail all request to 1013 Penncross Drive Raleigh. NC The DVD sells for $ 25.00 regular postage included. For priority mail $30.00

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