Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Democratic Republic of Congo

Why I show Raoul Peck’s “Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète” to my students

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Marcus Filipello, a UW Milwaukee history professor, analyzes this documentary on the Congo by Peck (best known for the Oscar-nominated "I Am Not Your Negro")

Interview: Daniel McCabe’s “This Is Congo” compels us to care about the Congo

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Director Daniel McCabe reveals his intent to confuse, scar, and ultimately engage the audience in his war documentary “This Is Congo”.

Review: “This Is Congo” and the farcical nature of power

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This brilliant war documentary shows that the decades-old Congo conflict is nothing more than a farcical power struggle.