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Film Screening: Lumumba: Return of a Hero

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Hybrid Hybrid Event
$3 – $15

STREAMING
Sunday, February 11th – Sunday, February 17th
Info Below

IN CINEMA
LUMUMBA: RETURN OF A HERO
Friday, February 16th at 7PM

61 years after his assassination, the remains of Patrice Lumumba are returned home – or, as his children say, “the Congo returns to Congo”. On June 30th, 1960, Patrice Lumumba became the first Prime Minister in the history of Congo, as the country gained independence after 80 years of Belgian colonial rule.

An outspoken anti-colonialist, he intended to use the huge wealth of his country to benefit its people. Six months later, he was killed in the province of Katanga with his two political allies, Joseph Okito and Maurice Mpolo.

Lumumba’s assassination was followed by the rise of the dictatorship of Mobutu Sesse Seko, who remained in power until 1996, thanks to strong western support. The events surrounding Lumumba’s death and Mobutu’s ascendance have had a lasting impact on Congo to this day.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Cost:
$3 – $15
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.maysles.org/calendar/lumumba-return-feb2024

Organizer

Maysles Documentary Center
Phone
(646) 853-1296
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Venue

Maysles Documentary Center
343 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York City, NY 10027 United States
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