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via The CFC on 7/28/11
TW: Graphic images, discussions of rape, violence
Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth
Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century.
Support the completion of the film: http://congojustice.org/take-action/
Sign The Petition:http://www.change.org/petitions/fully-implement-public-law-109-456
Congo Resources: http://friendsofthecongo.org
This is long but there are really useful historical bits here.
I had a hard time with it though because:
- only one black woman speaks and not until we are a third of the way in and only about rape
- there's a discussion of greed but the overall message is not anti-capitalist
- It really frustrates me when oppressed people have to prove their worth through comparisons and folks interests in other things i.e. "if you care about the environment you should care about what's happening in the Congo."