The Congo Tribunal

a film by Milo Rau

The Congo Tribunal

Germany, Switzerland | 2017 | 100:00 min

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Documentary Docudrama
The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years. The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see this conflict as one of globalisation's crucial econimic distribution battles because the country has major deposits of many high-tech raw materials.
Milo Rau, one of Europe's most acclaimed theatre directors, succeeds in gathering victims, perpetrators, observes and analysts of the conflict for a unique civil tribunal in eastern Congo. The documentary film brings these spectacular court trials to life on the big screen and creates an unvarnished portrait of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in human history.
"One of the most ambitious pieces of political theatre ever staged" THE GUARDIAN
"Where politics fail, only art can help" DIE ZEIT
"The most insane art project of our time" RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL - RFI
"A public space for a change of awarness" NZZ

original French, English, German, Swahiliversion with English, French or German subtitles available
among others
"World Premiere" Semaine de la Critique, Locarno Festival, Switzerland
"Honorary Mention", Intern. Competition DOK Leipzig, Germany
LOLA@BERLINALE, shortlisted for German Film Award - Best Documentary 2017

iREP - iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
25th Sheffield Doc|Fest

Theatrical release in Switzerland (Vinca Film)
Theatrical release in Germany (Real Fiction)
Broadcaster SRF / SRG SSR, ZDF/ARTE
Cast and Crew
  • Director Milo Rau
  • Producer Arne Birkenstock (FRUITMARKET), Olivier Zobrist (LANGFILM)
  • Director of Photography Thomas Schneider
  • Editor Katja Dringenberg
  • Sound Jens Baudisch, Marco Teufen
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