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CIH 11: Congo Lucha

  • Maylses Documentary Center 343 Lenox Ave New York (map)
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Marlène Rabaud, 2019, 60min
In June 2011, a non-violent, youth-led coalition known as LUCHA (“Lutte Pour Le Changement” or “Fight for Change”) was born in eastern Congo. It quickly spread throughout the country, asking for an end to the Kabila regime, and advocating for a more prosperous and developed Congo. Working with a team of local cinematographers, Belgian filmmaker/journalist Marlène Rabaud follows the trajectory of one of LUCHA's promising leaders, Luc Nkulula, as he organizes during Congo's elections, before his tragic death in a suspicious house fire. 

Q&A with special guests to be announced to follow screening

Congo in Harlem is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.