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This Is Congo (2017)

An unfiltered look in to the lives of 3 characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion.

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Daniel McCabe
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An unfiltered look in to the lives of 3 characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA | Congo

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shortcut to Heaven See more »

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Congo

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,690, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$7,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,905
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Mundane horror, boldly and beautifully shot
14 July 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Congo, abused by first the European colonialists, and then by the multinationals, has been caught in a seemingly endless cycle of brutul civil war for decased now, a scramble for mineral wealth in the absence of legitimate authority. 'This is Congo' offers us a portrait of the country, that shows both its beauty, and the mundane horror of the fighting, the latter filmed from remarkably close to the action. One gets a sense that the grievances on both sides are probably true, yet none of the heroes are worthy of that word. Away from the fighting, we also get a glimpse of how ordinary people live - and I'd have preferred to see more of this, about how people actually manage their everyday lives while war is going on around them. But it's still an informative portrait of what it actually means to live in a country usually prefaced by the adjective "war-torn", although it's one that offers few signs hope.


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