Lumumba Trailer (2000)

Trailer for Lumumba.

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and director Raoul Peck renders an emotional and tautly woven account of the mail clerk and beer salesman with a flair for oratory and an uncompromising belief in the capacity of his homeland to build a prosperous nation independent of its former Belgium overlords. Lumumba emerges here as the heroic sacrificial lamb dubiously portrayed by the international media and led to slaughter by commercial and political interests in Belgium, the United States, the international community, and Lumumba's own administration; a true story of political intrigue and murder where political entities, captains of commerce, and the military dovetail in their quest for economic and political hegemony.

Duration
1 min 40 sec

Views
4,086

Posted On
October 21, 2013
Director
Raoul Peck

Writer
Pascal Bonitzer

Studio
Zeitgeist Films

Release
September 27, 2000
Cast
Eriq Ebouaney
Alex Descas
Théophile Sowié
Maka Kotto
Dieudonné Kabongo
Trailer Tracks
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