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Screening: This is Congo

On 1 November 2018, the Rift Valley Forum, in partnership with Human Rights Watch, hosted a screening of the film This is Congo by Daniel McCabe.

This is Congo follows four compelling characters—a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor—documenting their lives amid the country’s continuing conflict. Colonel ‘Kasongo’, Mamadou Ndala, Mama Romance and Hakiza Nyantaba reflect the resilience of a people who have lived through conflict. The film also documents the legacies of colonialism, resource exploitation and genocide in the country.

A panel discussion to reflect on the film and examine the conflict dynamics in the country followed the screening.

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