This is Congo


Saturday, February 17th

ticket3:00 – 5:00PM
Naval Heritage Center

This is Congo

Directed by Daniel McCabe
USA / 2017 / 93mins/ followed by a discussion with the director and Mvemba Phezo Dizolele

This is Congo is a highly-immersive, unfiltered look into one of the longest conflicts in the world. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people in the past two decades. This is Congo immerses the viewer onto the frontlines of battle with key players including a whistleblower and military commanders to provide a truly unfiltered and unique look into the conflict plaguing Congo.

Director Bio:
Daniel McCabe is a New York based photographer and director. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary.

” As a contemporary study of the violent struggle between the hamstrung Congolese national army and M23 rebel forces in the North Kivu region, the film is often blisteringly effective, venturing to the frontline in pursuit of raw war footage likely to open many an outside viewer’s eyes — or, at its harshest interludes, prompt them to squeeze tightly shut.” The Hollywood Reporter

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele is a writer, foreign policy analyst, independent journalist and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of the forthcoming biography, Mobutu: The Rise and Fall of the Leopard King (Random House). He was also embedded with UN peacekeepers in Congo’s Ituri district and South Kivu province as a reporter.


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