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This Is Congo

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.

Other Titles
Shortcut to Heaven, Ez Kongó, This is Congo. Heridas de guerra, Dette er Kongo, This is Congo, To jest Kongo
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, War, History
Director
Daniel McCabe
Country
Congo, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «This Is Congo» (4)

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George N.

This is a great movie that shows the true horrors of war and how it can change a person. We see how the rich and famous families of the time used this war to benefit themselves. It is a very powerful film that shows that the rich and famous in the movie industry were just as bad as the rest of us. We are reminded of this time and it is sad that it was not a lot better than the times we live in today. A great movie to show the horrors of war and how it can affect you.

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Maria

While I have not seen a single movie from the Congo, I can say that I have heard enough about the war in the former Belgian colony to be able to appreciate this documentary on its own merits. While it does not focus on the actual war in the Congo, it does try to touch upon the two other countries, namely Rwanda and Uganda. The most striking thing about the documentary is the sound quality. The sound quality is excellent, with an authentic voice over in the background, as well as sound effects and background music throughout. The documentary has the look and feel of an audio documentary, as well as a nice pace, even if it does drag a bit at times. I believe that the best part of the documentary was the "video" portion, and the only one that does not disappoint is the interviews with former Ugandan soldiers who are still living in the country. The interviews with the former soldiers are very interesting, and are as interesting as the interviews with the Ugandan soldiers. Although it is well-made, I do not think that it is a great documentary, as it does not provide any kind of narrative structure to the documentary. In addition, it does not touch upon any other aspects of the history of the Congo War, such as the political situation, or how the people of the Congo were treated by the Belgian colonialists. The documentary is somewhat lacking in the documentaries of other documentaries, such as "Black Hawk Down", and is a little hard to digest. I did not have a problem with the documentary, as I found it informative and interesting, but it could have been better.

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Billy F.

This is a wonderful movie, full of emotion and of course history. It's worth seeing in a theater, and in a documentary. You won't be disappointed.

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Timothy

I have been an avid watcher of the Africa-themed documentaries for years. They are usually made by the same person, and sometimes have similar themes. This is one of the first to be made by a true independent filmmaker, and this is a very good documentary. The use of archival footage and interviews are what makes this a very interesting film. The story of the White Man's War and how it affected the Congo is told very well. The film is interesting, informative, and also very entertaining. The most shocking aspect of the film is that it is quite true, as the film claims. It is important to see this film, and see the facts about the atrocities committed in the Congo. As with all documentaries, it is important to see the movie before viewing the documentary. The film is well worth the watch.