• This Is Congo (2018)

This Is Congo

Release Date: June 29th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Over the last two decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than 5 million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people. Although this ongoing conflict is the world's bloodiest since WWII, little is known in the West about the players or stakes involved. This look into Africa's longest continuing conflict follows four characters -- a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor.

Director: Daniel McCabe

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Vision Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Tense, 2010s, Escape, Office, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Chris BarsantiFilm Journal International

    McCabe stands apart not just for the impressive technical virtuosity of his filmmaking or his unblinking focus on the tragedy of the Congo, but for his refusal to chalk it up to generalized Third World chaos. Things happen for a reason, this devoutly humane but studious documentary argues, and until those reasons are dealt with, they will continue. show more

  • 60
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Both an unexciting and by-the-numbers history lesson and an inside-view, you-are-there look at an underreported armed conflict, the documentary This Is Congo is almost as full of contradictions as the nation it is trying to portray. show more

  • 90
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    A documentary of stunning beauty and tragic violence. show more

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