This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters — a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation. Colonel ‘Kasongo’, Mamadou, Mama Romance and Hakiza exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives.
Festivals And Awards
Daniel McCabe is a New York based photographer and director. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary.
La Biennale di Venezia 2017. IDFA 2017. DOC NYC 2017. Big Sky DFF 2017. Stockholm IFF 2017. CPH:DOX 2018. TIFF Toronto 2018. DocVille 2018. Best of Fest selection – Palm Springs IFF 2018. Best of Fest – DC Independent FF 2018.