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This Is Congo (2018)

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Feature-length documentary This is Congo provides an immersive 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 dealer and a displaced tailor--the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation. Colonel 'Kasongo', Mamadou, Mama Romance and Hakiza exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives.

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Isaach De Bankolé
as Voice of Kasongo

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

There is much to admire here, but the sheer scope of the subject matter might be even better served by the capaciousness of a mini-series.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's harrowing footage, raw and intimate; its opposite is the jubilant bustle of the liberated city, of a people ecstatic that, for a while, their normal will be less deadly.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a lot of ravaged ground to cover here, and editor Alyse Ardell Spiegel does well to compress these differing, sometimes opposing, perspectives into an efficient encapsulation that won't bewilder viewers unfamiliar with the Congolese crisis.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…
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A war documentary without a clear target audience.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

This epic, tragically devastating documentary not only puts human faces on Congo's seemingly endless cycle of corruption and violence but investigates what lies behind it.

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps, though, only a longer, more detailed account could properly live up to the film's assertive title: in this version, the wider geopolitical picture is treated skimpily. Still, the first-hand footage is riveting.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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