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by Thierry Michel


A journey from the mouth to the source of the Congo, the world’s greatest river basin. The viewer encounters the centuries-old mythology of the river and the legendary fi gures who made history in the heart of Africa: explorers like David Livingstone (1813–1873) and Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904), the colonial kings Leopold II and Baudouin I, and the Africans – Lumumba, Mobutu, and Kabila – who ruled after independence.

international title: Congo River - Beyond Darkness
original title: Congo river, au-delà des ténèbres
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Thierry Michel
film run: 116'
release date: BE 22/02/2006, FR 05/04/2006
screenplay: Thierry Michel
cinematography by: Michel Téchy
film editing: Marie Quinton
music: Lokua Kanza
producer: Christine Pireaux, Serge Lalou
production: Les Films de la Passerelle, Les Films d'Ici
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Cinéart, Pierre Grise Distribution (FR)
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