Friends of the Congo in collaboration with Maysles Cinema will screen « Lumumba » by Raoul Peck on Friday, January 17, 2014 in New York City.
A post Film Discussion on the current situation in the Congo and the global movement in support of the Congo will follow the screening. A special focus will be placed on the recently published declassified documents by the U.S. State Department on U.S. covert action in the Congo from 1960 to 1968.
The film « Lumumba » documents the true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the legendary leader of independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time Lumumba’s life. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old, self-educated Lumumba became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the newly independent state.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Lumumba: A Commemoration
Time: 7:30 PM – 12:00 Midnight
343 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
Cost: $10 – Click here to purchase tickets!
In addition to the screening and discussion, there will be music, food, beverages and entertainment.