Lumumba (Special Edition)
This African film is based on the true story on one of the most all cadres you will ever find on the history of African spheres in terms of the leadership prowess he had. He possessed the larger than life character that still today happens to click to our lives when we want to draw inspiration from. In his lifetime Patrice Lumumba strived to fight for is pan Africanist belief that sought to emancipate and liberate the rights of the Congo natives from the tortured hands of the colonial ruler ship of Belgium. As tough as it was, he never seemed to be easily swayed and perturbed to just let go, because after all the trials and tribulations Patrice Lumumba
eventually garnered massive following from the Congolese national which lead him to be elected as the very first Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only ten weeks later, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. He was subsequently imprisoned and murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States. To many of us who were not around the vicinity of seeing the real life events of this movement, you can still relive the true life story that is depicted impeccably depicted on the motion picture that is through the film made specifically for the life and times of Patrice Lumumba through his political strive up until his fatal assassination under the hands of the Belgium colonial forces.
The film is made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as MALCOLM X
and JFK, Raoul Peck's award-winning LUMUMBA is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba. Called "the politico of the bush" by journalists of the day, he became a lightning rod of Cold War politics as his vision of a united Africa gained him powerful enemies in Belgium and the U.S. Lumumba would last just months in office before being brutally assassinated. Strikingly photographed in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Belgium as civil war once again raged in the Congo, the film vividly re-creates the shocking events behind the birth of the country that became Zaire during the reign of Lumumba's former friend and eventual nemesis, Joseph Mobutu. This version features the film with its original French dialogue and English subtitles. Surely you wouldn’t like this film that takes you down on the reality struggle of this indomitable lion of the north bypass you by because chances are rife that after watching the film you would have gained the inspiration that you can learn a thing and three from, don’t you?
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Date Added: 22 March 2011 17:24:28