Raoul Peck’s “Lumumba” Screens Friday At Harlem’s Maysles Cinema


Patrice Émery Lumumba

Friends of the Congo in collaboration with Maysles Cinema will screen “Lumumba” by Raoul Peck on Friday, January 17, 2014 in New York City.

A post Film Discussion on the current situation in the Congo and the global movement in support of the Congo will follow the screening. A special focus will be placed on the recently published declassified documents by the U.S. State Department on U.S. covert action in the Congo from 1960 to 1968.

The film “Lumumba” documents the true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the legendary leader of independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time Lumumba’s life. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old, self-educated Lumumba became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the newly independent state.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Lumumba: A Commemoration

Time: 7:30 PM – 12:00 Midnight

Location: Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave

New York, NY 10027

Cost: $10 – Click here to purchase tickets

In addition to the screening and discussion, there will be music, food, beverages and entertainment.


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