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The Legend of Tarzan

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It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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King Leopold's Ghost

The modern history of the Congo is a terrifying story of appalling brutality. Beginning with King Leopold II of Belgium's avaricious rape of the country and tracing the impact of this horrifying and often-forgotten crime through to the modern day, this immensely shocking doc is a heart-rending tale of a rich country destroyed by rapacious hands.
Online
2016; 2011
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Under the Shadow

When we rape we feel free, confesses a young soldier in the Congolese Army. According to the American Journal of Public Health, 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC earned a reputation as most dangerous country in the world for women. In this documentary, soldiers explain why they rape and describe how the atrocities took place. It follows the story of Masika, who opened a rescue center to offer counselling and shelter to rape victims. Can these women escape the shadow cast by this threat of sexual violence and will the specter of justice bring hope and resolution?
Online
2015
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Congo [electronic resource]: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

This documentary describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned the Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, the Congo became a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. The Belgian government has denounced this documentary as a "tendentious diatribe" for depicting King Leopold II as the moral forebear of Adolf Hitler, responsible for the death of 10 million people in his rapacious exploitation of the Congo. Yet, it is agreed today that the first [...]
Online
2015; 2004
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Lumuba [electronic resource]: La Morte du Prophete

An essay on the charismatic, martyred first prime minister of the Congo and the implications of his death for post-independence Africa.
Online
2014; 1992
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Los Espíritus del Congo

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Few places in the world are so little-known as the impenetrable jungles of the Congo. Deep in the jungle, the stories of explorers, journalists, scientists, and missionaries, stories that seem to spring from fevers and the imagination, gradually take shape. The legends come alive when the Baaka Pygmies guide our cameras into the lush vegetation to show us the reality behind the myths. Genocidal kings, living dinosaurs, peaceful giants, demonic killers... the spirits of the jungle are backed by rational explanations with scientific and historical analysis. Although such analysis may reveal that the reality is much more terrible than the fantasy of the legends. -
Online
2012
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The Last Survivor: Four Tragedies, Four Journeys, One Purpose

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A documentary that explores the idea of genocide in the 21st century. Follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides (The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo). Presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and inspire a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.
DVD
2011
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Blood in the Mobile [electronic resource]: Mining in the Congo

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Shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo's largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.
Online
2011
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Boyamba Belgique: Or Why a King Should Not Lose His Sword

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The day before the Congo gained independence, the saber of the Belgian king Baudouin was stolen by a young Congolese. This documentary attempts to trace who the man was and the meaning and symbolism of the act.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pushing the Elephant

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"Pushing the Elephant tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive - her daughter Nangabire."--IMDb.com.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kinshasa Symphony [electronic resource]

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Two hundred orchestral musicians are playing Beethoven's Ninth - 'Freude schoner Gotterfunken'. A power cut strikes just a few bars before the last movement. Problems like this are the least of the worries facing the only symphony orchestra in the Congo. In the 15 years of its existence, the musicians have survived two putsches, various crises and a war. But concentration on the music and hopes for a better future keeps them going. Kinshasa Symphony is a study of people in one of the world's most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of joint human endeavour: a symphony orchestra. The film is about the Congo, the people in Kinshasa and the power of music. 'A superb and affecting documentary about some highly unusual musicians, the staggering chal [...]
Online
2010
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Ladies in Waiting

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A maternity clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo copes with its patients' lack of money while trying to provide the best-intentioned care.
DVD
2009; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Congo in Four Acts

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"A quartet of powerful, hard-hitting short films that lay bare the disturbing reality of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo."--container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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On the Rumba River

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Journey on the Congo River and through the life of Antoine 'Wendo' Kolosoy, from his beginnings as an orphan to his rise as the superstar of Congolese Rumba, to having his music banned by the dictator Mobuto, and many years later to his comeback, as he searches for old bandmates and plays his joyous music.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ebola: The Plague Fighters

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"When a dreaded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus swept through a remote region of Zaire in May 1995, Nova was the only film crew premitted into the "hot zone." Spending a total of four weeks in the quarantined city of Kikwit, the result is unprecedented journalistic coverage of this grim battle against one of the world's most lethal diseases. The Ebola plague kills a very high percentage of its victims (77% in Kikwit), often by dissolving their internal organs and connective tissue. Learn how disease specialists traced the origins of the outbreak by compiling a complete "chain of death" of the epidemic, and why they fear a mutation of Ebola will emerge that is even more difficult to contain."--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lumo

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In eastern Congo, vying militias, armies, and bandits use rape as a weapon of terror. When 20 year old Lumo Sinai was brutally attacked, she was left with a fistula--a condition that has rendered her incontinent and threatens her ability to give birth in the future. Rejected by her fiancé and cast aside by her family, Lumo found her way to the one place that may save her: HEAL Africa, a hospital for rape survivors set on the border with Rwanda.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Greatest Silence: Rape in Congo

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Since 1998 a brutal war has ravaged the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing over 4 million people and resulting in many tens of thousands of women and girls being systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. Until now, their stories have never been told to the world.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kits and Cards

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For forty-five years the Congo waited for free elections. But before the election, several important items had to be in place, namely, an electoral register and voters' cards. And these things presented huge problems in a country with limited infrastructure and security. With the help of the United Nations, the European Union and advisors from Belgium it has been accomplished. A Belgian firm shipped the computers, printers, photographic equipment, and its experts were on call. Delivering the necessary electronic kits for printing the voters' cards to a safe holding area was also a tremendous problem. The trucks were in disrepair and their low-paid drivers did not have enough food, drink, or sleep. But with the dream of democracy near at hand, and good spirits, the people pulled together.
Online
2007