From Patrice To Lumumba
Documentary Feature: From Patrice to Lumumba
Running Time: 70 Minutes
As his fate was decided, Patrice Lumumba decided to write a letter to his wife, as a token of the promise he had made to himself about his country and his people.
This letter, although keeping a militant tone, reveals the more private side of Lumumba, yet freer still to express what is deep inside him. This story, mainly told in his own words, gives Lumumba back the humanity he was not afforded throughout his career.
It is about understanding the passion that animated his convictions. But above all, it is about seeing the man behind the political emblem, facing a destiny that gradually escapes him.
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Festival Lumieres d’Afrique 2019, France
International Moving Film Festival 2020, Iran
Leuven Afrika FilmFestival 2020, Belgium
The Black Cinema Meeting 2020, Brazil
Festival International du Cinema des peoples 2021, Caledonia
Ottawa Black Film Festival 2021, Canada