Congo Business Case

Friday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
Congo in Harlem 7
Presented by Friends of the Congo and True-Walker Productions

Congo Business Case


Congo Business Case
Hans Bouma,The Netherlands, 2013, 81min.
(French, Dutch & Lingala w/ English subtitles)

Disillusioned by his experience at the United Nations, Daniel Knoop quits his job as a development worker and starts up his own business. He believes Congo can turn into the granary of the African continent. The Congolese farmers receive Daniel as a savior because he is the first trader to arrive since the civil war ended. A year later, the project has failed miserably and Daniel leaves without a word, leaving the farmers to wonder what really happened.

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Hans Bouma and Eastern Congo Initiative’s Harper McConnell.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.