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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» (14)

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Barbara

I saw this film in a film festival in Amsterdam, and the cinema in which it was shown was packed. This is a great film, which will help you understand and appreciate the atrocities committed by the Belgian colonialists in Congo. It also shows the extent to which the Belgian government had failed to help the people in Congo. I think that if it had been made in English, it could have been a much better film. The film is almost entirely in English, and the subtitles are very poor. There are many places where the subtitles are missing completely. The film is very long, and it's difficult to follow, but it's worth it. The film is in French, and I believe that the subtitles are in French too. I recommend this film to anyone who has not already seen it.

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Edward T.

This film is not just a documentary. It is a visual feast for the eyes. The film is filled with images of the horrors of war and the horrors of genocide. The film starts in early 1989 and moves forward into 1995. It is interesting to see the different perspectives of the people involved in the conflict and the different views of the different groups of the world.

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Donna Morgan

I did not read the book this film was based on. I saw the trailer on a TV news and I was interested in seeing this movie. The movie was not bad but it was not good either. The movie is based on a book, but the book was not bad. I think this is an interesting film but not the best film I have seen. I really wanted to like this movie. But it was not good, not bad. Maybe you will like it, maybe you will not. I do not know.

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Sean

I am a big fan of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and her documentary "Papa" is one of the best I've seen, along with "Blood and Chocolate" and "The Muthi Project". With "Papa" she explores the history of the current government of South Africa. It also explores the early life of her husband, Nelson Mandela, and the struggles he went through to get him elected as President of South Africa. We learn about the history of the apartheid regime in South Africa. It also shows the atrocities committed by the Apartheid regime. I have to admit that I was surprised by some of the things that this film reveals. I don't think that it's a movie that you should be ashamed to watch. It's an important documentary, that should be seen by everyone, regardless of their political affiliation.

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Martha S.

A must see for those who love a good story and history. It's about a Congo, where the rebels fight against the French and British colonialists and the British try to prevent them from doing so. The story is told from the perspective of the Congolese rebels, who are being helped by the French and British, but who are fighting against the French and the British. The story is told in a very good way and is not trying to be political or make people feel good about the rebels. The story is about a battle between the French and the British and the British trying to prevent them from doing so. This is a great movie. This is a must see for those who love a good story and history.

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Henry L.

I was surprised to find out that this movie was made by the same guy who made "The Wailing" and "The Fifth Element". The editing and cinematography are also really impressive. I especially liked the fact that this movie was made on a shoestring budget. The movie is very well made, I would recommend it to anyone who likes movies. It's also great for people who are sick of the news, it shows that you don't have to be in the news to know what's going on. This is also a very important movie for the history of Congo.

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Amber

One of the most powerful films I have ever seen. It is not meant to be a propaganda movie, nor is it a movie for the politically correct. It is a film about the atrocities committed by the Rwandan government and the Western powers in their attempt to control the country. It also highlights the role the UN played in this tragic situation. As a UN worker I found this movie very disturbing. I felt like I was watching a documentary. I was extremely disappointed when the movie ended. I felt like the story was over and it should have ended. I would have been more satisfied if the UN would have had a longer role in the country. I think the film would have been better served by a longer movie and a better ending.

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Amanda

For anyone who has been in a position of authority in the past, this movie will be a very sobering experience. Although it is a documentary, it is also a very intimate glimpse into the realities of life in Africa. To me, it was the most realistic portrayal of the reality of life in a developing country. It doesn't have to be one of the greatest films ever made, but I believe that this movie will inspire people who have experienced the realities of life in a developing country to come out of their shell and realize that there is a lot of truth to it.

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Robert G.

I thought this was an excellent documentary. It really made you think about your own war experiences and how your actions could have affected the outcome. It showed the effects that war had on the individuals who fought it. I found myself feeling sorry for the soldiers who had to face such a hellish ordeal. I don't think I've ever seen such a combination of emotions in one movie. The thing that really struck me was the young boy who survived. The way he described his experience in the movie was extremely realistic. It really made me feel like I was there with him, and I really wanted to be there with him. I was extremely moved by the film and I hope to see it again. It really made me think about what war could do to a person. I think that this is definitely an important documentary.

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Lawrence B.

I was in college in the 80's, when I was a student of the Congo. I was curious about what the movie was about. I saw it the day it came out. I didn't understand why the movie wasn't more popular. I finally read the book the other day. The movie was very accurate about the genocide and the people who were affected. It is very hard to tell what was happening in the Congo. There were so many people that were not killed, but killed themselves. They could have saved so many lives. The movie was very accurate about the people who were affected by the genocide. It shows that the American people were not heroes. The movie shows that the French, Belgian, and British people were just as bad as the Germans. I was really sad about this. I hope that this movie will be shown on TV in the future. It was very accurate.

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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.