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This Is Congo (2017)




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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.


Critic Reviews for This Is Congo

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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…
Top Critic

A war documentary without a clear target audience.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Brilliant and tragic, This Is Congo will break your heart.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Captures a moment of time and an entire history simultaneously. To understand the hypocrisy involved, McCabe takes us back into the past to understand how things got so bad.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's not every day that a documentary shakes the ground as surely as the average blockbuster, or keeps us on the edge of our seat like a good thriller.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This Is Congo is an angry film, yet one which is never blinded by its anger.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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