Zeitgeist Films | Lumumba
Raoul Peck
Film Info
2001
115 mins
Color
France / Belgium / Haiti / Germany
In French and Lingala with English subtitles
35mm
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Stereo SRD
Rating: Not Rated
Synopsis

Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning epic dramatizes the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old Lumumba became the first Prime Minister of the newly independent state but would last just months in office before being brutally assassinated.

Note: Raoul Peck's 1992 documentary LUMUMBA—DEATH OF A PROPHET is available from California Newsreel.