Monday, February 26, 2018
THE PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES ~ SPRING 2018 - THIS IS CONGO
DATE/TIME: Monday, April 9, 2018
LOCATION: Theatre Three,
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
TICKET PRICES: $7.00 general admission, tickets@door (no credit cards)
THIS IS CONGO
THIS IS CONGO is a riveting, unfiltered immersion into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. 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, Mama Romance and Hakiza 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.
Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson/ Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series brings directors, producers or stars of each film into the theater for an up-close and personal question-and-answer session. Our guest speaker will be the director, Daniel McCabe.
Running Time: 93 minutes; Year: 2017; Country: Congo; Language: Multi-lingual with English subtitles
PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES
(www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com) is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs, Steve Bellone, County Executive