Wednesday, October 04, 2017,
- Location: Sarratt Cinema
Wednesday, October 4
Presented by Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History.
France/Belgium/Germany/Haiti (2000) Dir: Raoul Peck. Raoul Peck fictionalizes the life
and brutal execution of Patrice Lumumba, the leader of the Congolese National Movement.
The film charts Lumumba’s political career and radicalization in the fight for Congo’s
independence and the Cold War-era international forces that undercut the country’s
democracy. Critic Elvis Mitchell writes: “This is a movie about chaos and regret, focusing on
the unleashing of forces greater than any one person could hope to handle and the carnage,
however necessary, left in their wake.” French/Lingala/English. 120 min. DVD.
Presented in collaboration with the Department of History, Cinema & Media Arts Program, and the Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities.