Screening - MURDER IN KINSHASA

MURDER IN KINSHASA

Time

 

Date

 

Location

 

Admission

12:30

4:00pm

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

THE AFICAN CINEMA TENT

FREE

Directed by
Marlene Rabaud, Arnaud Zajtman
Producers
Michel Noll, Entre Chien, Loup - Sébastien Delloye
Screenplay
Marlène Rabaud, Arnaud Zajtman 
Country

Democratic Republic of the Congo (2011)

Running time

Language

Genre

52 mins

French (English Subtitles), English

Documentary

Synopsis

In the late morning of January 16th 2001, Laurent Desire Kabila is murdered in his presidential office by a soldier-kid who had become his bodyguard. We are in the Congo (former Zaire), the very country where four years earlier Kabila had seized power thanks to his army of soldier-kids, putting an end to Mobutu’s dictatorial reign of several decades. Interviews, never been shown before archival footage of the show trial and of the war in Congo –a war that Kabila had launched against his former ally Rwanda- deliver a incisive insight into an African region that is at the heart of ruthless fights for the control of huge natural resources.