2001. France/Belgium/Haiti/Germany. Raoul Peck. 115 min.
Friday, July 18, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2001. France/Belgium/Haiti/Germany. Directed by Raoul Peck. With Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto. Celebrated director Raoul Peck delivers a powerful recounting of the life and struggles of the visionary African leader Patrice Lumumba. The first post-colonial prime minister of the Congo, Lumumba's efforts to create a united Africa made him the enemy of many in Europe and the United States. Their political machinations would ultimately seal his fate—as well as that of a truly free Africa. In French, Lingala; English subtitles. 115 min.