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CIH9: Shorts Showcase

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Presented by True Walker Productions amd Friends of the Congo

Une Lettre a Paxy
Tshoper Kabambi, 2017, 16 min
While attending a gathering of African producers in Senegal, filmmaker Tshoper Kabambi reflects on the history and realities of DR Congo in a video letter addressed to his infant daughter.

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Chronique Congolaise
Wendy Bashi, 2017, 25 min.
In the run-up to DR Congo’s failed 2016 elections, a team of passionate young Congolese journalists fights to inform the public amid power cuts, internet shutdowns, social media disruptions, and general unrest.

Kinshasa Collection: Episode #2 - The Venture
Dorothee Werner, 2017, 27 min.
A three-person film team is on the verge of winning a large contract from an important PR firm. Their pitch: a portrait of Kinshasa as the emerging fashion capital of Africa. Now they must travel to Congo to prove their idea — but it’s not going to be as easy as they thought...
This is the second episode of an edgy 6-part web series, available at


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Kwa Nini Art?
Nadia Fazal, 2017, 22 min.
Congolese artists, cultural operators, aid workers, and politicians share their perspectives on the role of art and artists in eastern DR Congo, foregrounding the power and responsibility that local artists hold to create social change.

Followed by a post-screening discussion with Nadia Fazal and Allison Leitz.

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.

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Earlier Event: October 22
CIH9: Voyage Au Congo
Later Event: October 27
War/Peace (New York Premiere)