This Is Congo


This Is Congo

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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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A haunting window into a deeply anarchic world too-rarely glimpsed.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

McCabe and his editor, Alyse Ardell Spiegel, sketch out a searing abbreviated history of the country, one of several flourishes distinguishing a film that's brisk in metabolism but rich in urgent incident.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 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.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

A difficult, depressing watch.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…
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