Time: November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm to December 6, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University: Milbank Chapel & Cinema Village
Street: 525 W. 120th St.
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://nyadiff.org/ny-2018/m…
Event Type: film
Organized By: NY ADIFF
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2018
Teachers College, Milbank Chapel
Gala Screening, Panel Discussion and Reception
Sunday, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Daily Screening @ 5:30 pm
From Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
To Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2018.
In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time.
This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three protagonists of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country’s freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila’s extension of his time in office seems paralyzed.
Should one resist in exile, or fight on the ground in the Congo? Should resistance be non-violent or should force be used if required? Filmed throughout with a handheld camera that stays very close to the protagonists, even in precarious conditions, Dieudo Hamadi explores the pros and cons of different forms of resistance.
As of September 2018, general elections are scheduled to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 23 December 2018, to determine a successor to incumbent President Joseph Kabila.