Watch the screenings of "This is Congo," a film by Daniel McCabe at the Maysles Cinema in New York and Laemmle in Los Angeles from June 29th to July 5th. Select screenings will be followed by Q&A with the director, producers, scholars and activists.

This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa'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 Ndala, Mama Romance and Hakiza Nyantaba 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.

Screenings in the U.S. and Canada

Monday, July 2nd, 7:00pm: Patrice Lumumba themed panel in honor of his birthday (July 2nd, 1925-January 17th, 1961) with Milton Allimadi, Blackstar News, Dr Ron Daniels, Pan African Unity Dialogue, and Bibiane Tshefu, Friends of the Congo. This program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Congo, Black Star News, Pan African Unity Dialogue, Africa-Newark International Inc. and the New Afrikan Commission.

Thursday, July 5th, 7:00pm: Helen Epstein, Bard College and Human Rights Watch and Milton Allimadi, Ugandan Analyst, Black Star News.

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