EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama has landed rights and set a release date for This Is Congo, the documentary from celebrated war photographer Daniel McCabe. The docu is set to open in New York City at the Maysles Documentary Center and in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Music Hall on June 29 before a U.S. and Canada rollout.
Check out the exclusive clip above.
This Is Congo marks the feature debut of McCabe and its release date is timed to the 60th anniversary of The Democratic Republic of Congo’s independence on June 30. This is Congo made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the fall of 2017.
McCabe’s docu provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’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 Ndala, Mama Romance and Hakiza Nyantaba 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.
Here’s the poster: