L'Afrique En Morceaux / "Africa in Pieces"
Dir. Jihan El-Tahri, 2001, 100min.
A chronicle of DR Congo from 1994-2000, filmed at the height of the Second Congo War. With astonishing access to key political and military players in the conflict -- including Kabila, Kagame, Musaveni, and Kabarebe -- El-Tahri has created an essential historical document that remains as relevant today as it was nearly a decade ago. Africa in Pieces served as an important reference in the recently leaked UN mapping report, and it’s screening at Congo in Harlem will be the film’s first public showing in the US.
AFTER THE SCREENING:
Discussion with filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri, Jason Stearns (Congo researcher/analyst and former coordinator of the UN Group of Experts), and a very special guest to be announced October 8th. Check back for details! Plus reception.
Co-Presented by The New York African Film Festival