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8State of Mind: Healing Trauma

State of Mind: Healing Trauma

A layered, engrossing and intriguing look at a national collective trauma and the ambitious initiative to try and heal the wounds.

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2010Documentary52 minPlay
6Benda Bilili!

Benda Bilili!

Ricky has a dream: to make Staff Benda Bilili the best band in Congo Kinshasa. Roger, a street child, more than ever wants to join these stars of the ghetto, who get around in customized tricycles. Together, they must avoid the pitfalls of the street, stay united and find the force to hope in music. For six years, from the first rehearsals to their triumph in international festivals, BENDA BILILI! (“beyond appearances”) is the story of this dream come reality.

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2010Documentary86 minPlay
3Lopango

Lopango

Lopango is a Congolese Short-film

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2013Mystery13 minPlay
8Virunga

Virunga

Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a contested ground among insurgencies seeking to topple the government that see untold profits in the land. Among this ongoing power struggle, Virunga also happens to be the last natural habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The only thing standing in the way of the forces closing in around the gorillas: a handful of passionate park rangers and journalists ...

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2014Documentary90 minPlay
0Fara Fara

Fara Fara

The film follows the performative duel, or fara fara (meaning face-to-face in Lingala) between two of the DRC’s biggest stars, Koffi Olomide and Werrason. Papa Wemba announces the face-off to an enormous gathering at two adjacent stages where the superstars and their entourages compete in an epic test of musical endurance and style to see who can win by playing the longest.

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2015Documentary13 minPlay
6.2Chop My Money

Chop My Money

A day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo. Featuring music by Dirty Beaches.

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2015Documentary13 minPlay
7The Uncondemned

The Uncondemned

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

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2016Documentary81 minPlay
7.3City of Joy

City of Joy

The Democratic Republic of Congo has endured 20 years of devastating violence. Rape has been used as a weapon of war to destroy community and access precious minerals. Congo is often referred to as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” "City of Joy" tells a different story of the region. The film focuses on Jane, a student at a center where women who have suffered unimaginable abuse join together to become leaders. We also meet the founders of the center: a devout Congolese Doctor, ...

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2016Documentary74 minPlay
7.3Mama Colonel

Mama Colonel

Colonel Honorine Munyole is a robust forty-four-year-old widow and mother of seven young children – four of her own, three adopted. She wields her uniform, beret and black handbag like a protective shield, which her daily work desperately requires. More or less on her own, she runs a small police unit dedicated to protecting women who’ve been raped and children who’ve suffered abuse in the war-plagued regions of the Congo. At the start of Maman Colonelle, she’s transferred from Bukavu to ...

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7.3
2017Documentary72 minPlay
6.2Félicité

Félicité

Félicité, a strong and proud woman, sings in bars in Kinshasa. She drifts away from reality when her 14-year-old son gets into an accident. In electric Kinshasa, she wanders in a world of music & dreams... until love unexpectedly brings her back to life.

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2017Drama123 minPlay
0Children of Congo, Listen!

Children of Congo, Listen!

This film is documents the struggles of Mr. Jean-Lucien Bussa, an idealistic member of the National Assembly, who routinely confronts his own conflicting incentives of service to others and service to his own needs. When does patronage end and corruption begin?

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2019Documentary89 minPlay