Congo In Harlem: Maysles Film Screenings
In addition to the screenings, Congo in Harlem 4 will present a special off-site panel at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, "KONY 2012: Lessons for Congo".
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Congo in Harlem 4 is the fourth annual series of Congo-related films and events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem.
Congo in Harlem showcases innovative work that celebrates Congolese culture, raises awareness about DR Congo's challenges, provokes dialogue, and encourages community engagement.
This year's series showcases a wide selection of films by Congolese and international directors, ranging from political exposés to personal journeys, historical inquiries, artistic provocations, and groundbreaking animation. Pioneering Congolese animator Jean Michel Kibushi will make a rare appearance to present a retrospective of his work, and Dieudonne Hamadi, an emerging talent from Kinshasa, will be in person to offer a sneak peak at his latest film.
Other filmmakers in attendance will include Renzo Martens, Jihan el-Tahri, and Kristof Bilsen.
In addition to the screenings, Congo in Harlem 4 will present a special off-site panel at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, "KONY 2012: Lessons for Congo". The panel will explore the implications of Invisible Children's KONY 2012 campaign on activism and policy in DR Congo.
There will also be live musical performances by Congolese rapper Alesh, and New York's own Isaac Katalay. The Maysles Cinema lobby and community space will showcase artwork by Goma's Justin Kasereka and digital photographs by TIME Magazine photographer Michael Christopher Brown.
Screenings are open to the public at a suggested donation of $10. Box office opens 1 hour prior to show time. Advance tickets, group tickets and series passes are available on our website.
Congo in Harlem 4 is a volunteer-run, non-profit series produced by Maysles Cinema, True-Walker Productions, and Friends of the Congo. It is made possible by the generous support of DISH Africa TV, The Cultures of Resistance Network, V-Day, and Panzi Foundation USA.
Series Partners and Friends: Cinereach, Congo Leadership Initiative, Cultures of Resistance, DISH Africa TV, Elokomasi, HEAL Africa, Man-Up, Mutaani FM, The New York African Film Festival, New York Film/Video Council, NomadicWax, Now AfriCAN, Panzi Foundation USA, Tabilulu Productions, V-DAY,V-DAY-Harlem, The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - NY Metro Chapter, Yole!Africa.
Congo in Harlem 4 is dedicated to the memory of Lyn Lusi and Veronique Tudieshe
More details will be added in the coming weeks - Please check our website for the latest updates. Congo in Harlem: Oct 12th-21st, 2012
Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027
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