This is Congo
92 min • Society, Politics & World Affairs • 2018
This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’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. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives. Following three years of conflict and flashing back through the country's history, by the film’s conclusion, This is Congo has documented the latest cycle of violence from beginning to end and thoroughly unpacked the legacies of colonialism, resource exploitation and genocide that helped make the Congo what it is today.