Director Raoul Peck
Stars Eric Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Maka Kotto, Theophile Moussa Sowie, Mariam Kaba
Running time 115 minutes
Made France/Belgium/Haiti 2000
AN account of the brief rule of Patrice Lumumba over the Congo, as it's first prime minister, this film documents this violent period of African history and the events and tensions leading to his assassination. As is so often used as a reason not to assassinate powerful and hated figures, his death made him a martyr and led to further unrest. A glance at Africa's bloody past.