This year’s series showcases a wide selection of films by Congolese and international directors, ranging from political exposés to personal journeys, historical inquiries, artistic provocations, and groundbreaking animation.
Highlights of Congo in Harlem 4 include a retrospective of the work of pioneering Congolese animator Jean Michel Kibushi; the much buzzed-about Episode III: Enjoy Poverty, followed by a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Renzo Martens; Cuba: An African Odyssey, with director Jihan El-Tahri in attendance; Thierry Michel’s The Chebeya Affair: A State Crime?; a sneak peak at Atalaku, a hard-hitting exposé of the 2011 elections by Kinshasa native Dieudonne Hamadi who will also be in attendance; a special panel, Kony 2012: Lessons for Congo, that explores Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video campaign; as well as live music from Isaac Katalay and Congolese hip hop artist Alesh. Most screenings will be accompanied by Q&A’s, special events, performances, and receptions — please check our website for full details and schedule updates.
Congo in Harlem 4 is a volunteer-run, non-profit series produced by Maysles Cinema, True-Walker Productions, and Friends of the Congo. It is made possible by the generous support of DISH Africa TV, The Cultures of Resistance Network, V-Day, and Panzi Foundation USA.
*Proceeds from Congo in Harlem will be contributed to a fund supporting emerging Congolese filmmakers*
Series Partners and Friends: Cinereach, Congo Leadership Initiative, Cultures of Resistance, DISH Africa TV, Elokomasi, HEAL Africa, Man-Up, Mutaani FM, The New York African Film Festival, New York Film/Video Council, NomadicWax, Now AfriCAN, Panzi Foundation USA, Tabilulu Productions, V-DAY,V-DAY-Harlem, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – NY Metro Chapter, Yole!Africa.
Congo in Harlem 4 is dedicated to the memory of Lyn Lusi and Veronique Tudieshe
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