Presented by True Walker Productions and Friends of the Congo
Benoit Mugabo, 2017, 13 min
A winding, colorful walk in the rain through Virunga Market in Goma.
Bill Stephens, 1971, 45 min
A rare and absolutely unknown work, made by Bill Stephens in collaboration with French
filmmaker Chris Marker and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver. Congo Oyé was never completed and long believed lost until it was recently unearthed on video cassette from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The film follows an exploratory visit to Africa’s first People’s Republic declared by President Marien Ngouabi.
Followed by a post-screening discussion with guests TBD.
Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library for the
Congo in Harlem is a showcase of films, exhibits, panel discussions and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Congo in Harlem is made possible by generous contributions from The Shelley & Donald
Rubin Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Congo Love.
This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.