"Congo in Harlem" is the annual week-long series of film screenings, musical performances, panel discussions, and more taking place in Harlem Oct. 16-23. The program will be a great space to engage in dialogue about pressing issues in the Congo, in particular the upcoming presidential elections in late November. All proceeds go to a fund for emerging Congolese filmmakers.
We're excited about the screening for Blood in the Mobile, (trailer above) a documentary film that explores the illegal mines in Eastern Congo where the minerals in our cell phones are extracted (we've written about it before). The filmmaker even makes his way into Nokia's corporate offices to confront executives about their mineral supply chain. We're also looking forward to the special appearance by Djo Munga, acclaimed director of the narrative film, Viva Riva! For the full program of events click here.