EVENT: Crisis in the Congo Screening

20 Jun

Congo Story knows that it is important but also challenging for the general public to understand what's happening in the DR Congo.  What's the story, anyway?  How do we talk about what's happening there?  Here's a great review of the challenge in telling the story of Congo's conflict:



This Pittsburgh event is designed to:

1. educate you about one of the largest ongoing humanitarian crises in the 21st century, and
2. help you take action as an advocate for peace so we can collectively bring this crisis to an end.





Thursday, June 30

Time: 6:00 Doors open.
  6:30-7:00 Film showing: "Crisis in the Congo"
  7:00-7:30 Presentation: "Advocating for Peace in Congo"
  7:30 Discussion(s)
Location:    Paramount Pictures Film Exchange Building
  1727 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA


Admission is free.  Refreshments & snacks will be available for purchase.


On the 51st anniversary of Congo's independence, we are joining concerned citizens of various US cities in screening the short film, "Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth". The film is produced by Friends of Congo, an advocacy and activist group based in Washington D.C. dedicated to ending the crisis through "EMS": Education, Mobilization and Support of activists across the globe.

The film is a 26-minute version of a feature length production (to be released in the near future). This sobering look at the situation in Congo will be followed by an informative and encouraging presentation designed to help concerned citizens take informed action and share in a hopeful vision of Congo's future.


"Crisis in the Congo" Trailer & Plot Synopsis:


"Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth" exposes the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.

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