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Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

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A new film exploring the roots of one of the greatest social, economic and environmental disasters in Central Africa.

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Date: Thursday June 30, 2011

Time: Doors open at 6:30 for a 7 p.m. program.
(see below for other locations out of New York)

Where: Global Information Network
146 West 29th Street Suite 7E, New York, NY 10001 View Map

Speakers from the region will comment after the show with a Q&A.

Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congo’s spectacular natural wealth.

Crisis In Congo

The ongoing conflict, instability, weak institutions, dependency and impoverishment in the Congo are a product of a 125 year tragic experience of enslavement, forced labor, colonial rule, assassinations, dictatorship, wars, external intervention and corrupt rule. Analysts in the film examine whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the tragic instability in the heart of Africa.

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.

To RSVP, email: kambale@friendsofthecongo.org or call 212-244-3123
Visit the Crisis in the Congo Facebook page for more information: CrisisInTheCongo

Co-sponsored by SaharaReporters.com

Screening Locations:

New York, NY
Global Information Network
146 West 29th Street Suite 7E
New York, NY
Time: 6:30 PM

Washington, DC
Reeves Center
2000 14th Street, NW
2nd Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC
Time: 7 PM

Ann Arbor, Michigan
School of Public Health SPH I, room 1690
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Time: 5 – 6:30pm

Pittsburgh, PA
Paramount Pictures Film Exchange
1727 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Time: 6 pm
Contact: Becky Cech email: iquillabit@gmail.com

Atlanta, GA
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
Time: 6 pm

 

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