CIH11: RocketKitKongoKit + Mwana Pwo (The History of Kongo Ghetto Version)

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Maysles Documentary Center

343 Malcolm X Blvd

New York , NY 10027

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RocketKitKongoKit (Craig Baldwin, 1986, 30min) Mwana Pwo (Mugabo Baritegera, 2019, 56min)

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RocketKitKongoKit (Craig Baldwin, 1986, 30min)

Craig Baldwin's kaleidoscopic, amphetamine-jacked tour de force uses a barrage of newsreels, corporate advertising, instructional films, and Tarzan flicks to trace the history of Mobutu-era Zaire into a speculative future that has resonance with our present. It is a biting critique of neo-colonialism, that indicts everything in its path – from the CIA to German munitions manufacturers and American popular culture.

Mwana Pwo (Mugabo Baritegera, 2019, 56min)

Building on his signature, single-shot documentary style, Goma-based artist/activist/filmmaker Mugabo Baritegera presents a raw and personal portrait of Congo as he knows it. As Baritegera's camera sprawls its way through Goma's city streets and local hangouts, he injects the image with ad-lib narration and arrests the flow of reality with loosely choreographed set-pieces, asserting his vision of the psycho-social landscape of eastern Congo.

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