Lumumba (DVD)

Directed by Raoul Peck

Release Year: 2001
Running Time: 115
UPC: 795975102735
Color Type: Color
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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.

This is the French-language, English-subtitled version of the film. The dubbed version is now out of print.

 


DVD Extras Include:

- Excerpts from director Raoul Peck's 1991
documentary Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
- Historical timeline and background on the Congo
- Story and production notes
- Bio-filmographies of the filmmakers and stars
- Original theatrical trailer


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