Lumumba

Directed by Raoul Peck

Year: 2001
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Subjects: African Studies
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Lumumba

Crew
Directed by Raoul Peck


From the director of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba.

When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old, self-educated Lumumba became the first Prime Minister of the newly independent state. Called "the politico of the bush" by journalists of the day, he became a lightning rod of Cold War politics as his vision of a united Africa gained him powerful enemies in Belgium and the U.S. Lumumba would last just months in office before being brutally assassinated.

Strikingly photographed in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Belgium as civil war once again raged in the Congo, the film vividly re-creates the shocking events behind the birth of the country that became Zaire during the reign of Lumumba's former friend and eventual nemesis, Joseph Mobutu.

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Lumumba to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 27 2021 at 7:06pm
RT' @StampShelley': Guess which epic film' @KinoLorber' will be streaming FREE during #WomensHistoryMonth?' https://t.co/JaDNwhKqZF'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 27 2021 at 7:05pm
RT' @Ward_Fowler1701': Now watching The Night Strangler, in celebration of the' @KinoLorber' announcement regarding the release of Kolchak: The…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 27 2021 at 11:22am
RT' @CinapseNews': Nationtime and Billie Spotlight a Pair of Trailblazers this Black History Month' https://t.co/rUafFfZKEc'' https://t.co/9T09a…'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 27 2021 at 11:21am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Brand New 2K Master! Broken Lullaby (1932) Starring Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll & Zazu Pitts – Shot…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 8:44pm
RT' @SilentDawnLB': Some *marvelous* images in DARK INTRUDER, a gothic jack the ripper story with Lovecraftian overtones and Leslie Nielsen a…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 3:22pm
RT' @ScreenSlate': TEST PATTERN is now showing in our virtual cinema, with proceeds supporting Screen Slate:' https://t.co/MQxz4uJzWP' https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 3:22pm
RT' @DavidCRooney1': Great news!' @KinoLorber' will release this vital addition to the queer canon, about radical 1980s downtown NYC artist Dav…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 1:13pm
RT' @PaulMakesMovies': Re-watched CONTINENTAL DIVIDE for the first time in a few decades last night. Still holds up and really makes you won…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 12:59pm
RT' @SamuraiFlicks': Friends, its another month of blu-ray reviews on the' @IUcinema' blog. This months unofficial title is "Oops! All Kino" Yu…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 26 2021 at 11:19am
RT' @MovingImageNYC': We are thrilled to announce a live online conversation between Shatara Michelle Ford, director of TEST PATTERN, and Jam…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com