Congo In Harlem 14 Kicks Off This Friday

It's finally here --  Congo in Harlem 14 kicks off this Friday!

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It’s finally here — Congo in Harlem 14 kicks off this Friday!

We have a great first weekend of films and events. The full program can be found at Highlights from the opening weekend are below. All events are free, but we highly recommend reserving tickets to ensure a seat. And if you cannot make it in person, much of the program will be available for streaming on our website.

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Opening Weekend Highlights:

On Friday, October 14th @ 7:30PM, we begin our series with THE RUMBA KINGS, an exploration of the popular Congolese music that has moved the world. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Congo in Harlem contributor and cultural programmer, Lubangi Muniania, who just happens to be one of the experts in the film.

On Saturday, October 15th @7:30PM, we have a very special screening of Nganji Mutiri’s JUWAA, a moving and heartfelt drama that depicts a mother and son’s struggle to reconnect after a traumatic event shatters their lives. It will be preceded by the stunning animated documentary MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER. Both Nganji Mutiri and Maya Edelman, animator of MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER will be in attendance for a Q&A. Afterward we’ll gather downstairs for drinks and mingling.

And last, but not least, on Sunday, October 16th @4PM we have our annual cultural showcase at the Bronx Documentary Center Annex (364 East 151st Street, Bronx NY 10455) in conjunction with the closing of their exhibition Congo in Conversation. The showcase is centered around two short films by the multi-talented filmmaker and artist MALIYAMUNGU MUHANDE. There will be live music by the legendary Papa Titos Sompa accompanied by Nkumu Katalay, an appearance by photographer Louis Mendes, and Q&A led by Liz Kimbulu, founder of Bisonabiso. After that we’ll break for Congolese food, provided by Maman Domitille and open the floor for further discussion with a program by New York Times Headway. You don’t want to miss this one!

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