CCCB staff member premieres Congo documentary at Cannes: Patrick KabeyaWednesday, May 23, 2018
The entries at the 2018 Cannes International Festival of Film included the world premiere of Congo: A Political Tragedy / Congo, la tragédie politique. Using historical photographs and film footage to chronicle the political history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the feature-length documentary is by Patrick Kadi Kabeya, its producer, co-writer, videographer and editor, and Mina Malu, its co-producer, co-writer and narrator. Both their families are from the DRC. Narrated in French with English subtitles, the film is the first in a series of three and documents the history of the country, from the arrival of the first European settlers to its struggle for independence. First screened at the Festival international du film panafricain de Cannes, the documentary is by KM Media, in partnership with the African Popular University (UPAF) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Congo: A Political Tragedy has also been officially selected for showing at the second Festival Nouvelles Vues Haïti, an international film festival which will be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21-27 May 2018.
Mr. Kabeya is IT programmer and analyst with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The Bishops and staff of the Conference congratulate Mr. Kabeya and his wife Mina Malu on their outstanding achievement.