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Lumumba (2000)

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Lumumba (2000)

2000. 115 min. France / Belgium / Haiti / Germany. Directed by Raul Peck. Feature Film.

Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who led his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served for less than a year as the first elected prime minister, until he was brutally assassinated.

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Lumumba (2000) 2000. 115 min. France / Belgium / Haiti / Germany. Directed by Raul Peck. Feature Film. Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice...

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Author: bruceuba
Fri Dec 11 18:31:07 2009

Monsieur Lumumba's fate captures the risks, intrigues and insincerities that characterised the Independence era for Sub Saharan African countries. The role of the various 'foreign' secret service agents to exploit the fragile cohesion of African communities at this time (in a quest for an economic and political ideological supremacy) is telling. Today's African Leadership scholars (and the likes of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation) need to inspire a recognition of the honor such nationalists like Lumumba, Nkrumah, Azikiwe, Kaunda, Nyerere, etc. deserve, in African history.

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