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The Congo History Collection

A film exploration of the remarkable and problematic history of the Congo.

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Berlin 1885: The Division of AfricaBerlin 1885: The Division of Africa

The story of the first international conference on Africa, which established its division amongst the European powers, and created Congo as a personal possession of the Belgian king.

Icarus Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 84 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult
Black Africa White MarbleBlack Africa White Marble

Through the conflict over raising a monument to honor the Italian explorer Petro di Brazza, BLACK AFRICA WHITE MARBLE shines a harsh light on central Africa's colonial past and troubled present.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 86 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Matamata and PilipiliMatamata and Pilipili

Reclaims an important episode in the history of Congolese popular culture, the Matamata and Pilipili series of colonial-era film comedies, while exploring the complex terrain of colonial relationships and media representations.

Icarus Films ♦ 1997 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 1Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 1

Part one of the definitive history and visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years.

Icarus Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 2Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 2

Part two of the definitive history and visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years.

Icarus Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 3Mobutu, King of Zaire - Part 3

Part three of the definitive history and visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years.

Icarus Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo)Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo)

This newly restored landmark of documentary film presents a largely observational record of colonial French Equatorial Africa in the 1920s.

Icarus Films ♦ 2017 ♦ 117 minutes

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