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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library catalog (


Examen d'etat. 2014, 1 streaming video file (92 min.).  A group of Congo's high school students desperately tries to pass their final exam in order to graduate. CONGO. Streaming video.

Justice for sale. 2011, 1 streaming video file (83 min.).  Follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer, in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo. She investigates the case of Masamba, a soldier who was convicted of rape, and discovers that his trial was corrupt and unfair. He was jailed without any concrete evidence. In Claudine's journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored. Masamba's trial also raises questions about the financial support that the international community and NGOs offer to the Congolese judicial system. Is it creating a justice that's for sale? And if so, who pays the price? CONGO, Streaming video. 

Pieces d'Identites = Pieces of Identity. 1998, 2 videodiscs and 1 streaming video file (1 hr. 32 min. 39 sec.).  This story of a father's search for a lost daughter in Brussel's Congolese community explores the realities Africans confront who immigrate to Europe in the face of kleptocratic rule at home. CONGO / BELGIUM.  DVD 5966. Streaming video.

Virunga. 2014. 1 streaming video file (90 min.).  In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on earth and home to the planet's last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO World Heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. CONGO. UK. Streaming video.