+ intro by Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks
Raoul Peck’s intense biopic about Patrice Lumumba, previous leader of Congo.
Dir Raoul Peck
With Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié
35mm. Print courtesy of the Institut Français
Eriq Ebouaney (bearing an uncanny resemblance to Patrice Lumumba) gives a commanding performance in Raoul Peck’s best-loved film, which follows the tumultuous and brief reign of Congo’s elected leader as he attempts to challenge the bitter legacy of colonisation. Originally censored for revealing details about CIA complicity, this shocking story foreshadows the horror that continues in the DRC to this day.
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