THE CONGO TRIBUNAL

The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years. The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see this conflict as one of globalisation's crucial econimic distribution battles because the country has major deposits of many high-tech raw materials.

Milo Rau, one of Europe's most acclaimed theatre directors, succeeds in gathering victims, perpetrators, observes and analysts of the conflict for a unique civil tribunal in eastern Congo. The documentary film brings these spectacular court trials to life on the big screen and creates an unvarnished portrait of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in human history.

Category Documentary
Director Milo Rau
Production Fruitmarket, Langfilm
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 52/100 min
Production Year 2017
Broadcaster SRF / SRG SSR, ZDF/ARTE
Language French, English, German, Swahili
Subtitled Versions English, French, German
Country Germany, Switzerland
Genre Arts & Culture, Economy, Geopolitics, Human Rights

Festivals

  • "World Premiere" Semaine de la Critique, Locarno Festival, Switzerland (2017)
  • "Honorary Mention", Intern. Competition DOK Leipzig, Germany (2017)
  • "Best Documentary", Zürcher Filmpreis, Switzerland (2017)
  • IFFR Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2018)
  • Nomination Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary & Best Score (2018)
  • Nomination German Film Award for Best Documentary (2018)
  • CPH:DOX, Denmark (2018)
  • "Amnesty International Catalunya Award", DocsBarcelona, Spain (2018)
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (2018)

Quotes & Other

"One of the most ambitious pieces of political theatre ever staged" THE GUARDIAN
"Where politics fail, only art can help" DIE ZEIT
"The most insane art project of our time" RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL - RFI
"A public space for a change of awarness" NZZ

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