Kibuni and Kolwezi On Air
A writer, caught between two worlds, chooses an unexpected path.
Kolwezi On Air
In the city of Kolwezi, one of Congo's wealthiest mining hubs, a cadre of journalists for RTMA, the largest local television station in the region, goes all out to document what is happening in their community and country. The reporters pursue their stories with great tenacity, often putting their own personal safety at risk, all in the service of informing the public. What unfolds is multi-layered portrait of Congolese society, exposing slippery politics, special interests, on-the-ground human stories, and the die-hard investigative drive of a handful of individuals seeking the truth.
Congo in Harlem is an annual series of films, artwork, panel discussions, and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal of the series is to deepen our communities understand of DR Congo through art and dialogue. Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions -- it's an opportunity to discover Congo's culture, learn about it's challenges, and get involved. This series is non-profit and volunteer-run, produced by True Walker Productions, Friends of the Congo and the Maysles Documentary Center. It is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Community Council.
For more information visit: www.congoinharlem.org
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