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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.


Born in Likasi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Patrick Kabeya is a Congolese-Canadian Documentary Producer, Screenwriter, Editor and software programmer based in Ottawa, Canada.

A confident and creative filmmaker with experience in writing, producing and editing documentary films mainly on the topic of the Congo. Notably co-writing and producing “Congo – A Political Tragedy” which premiered at the Pan-African Film festival of Cannes 2018.

Over the last 10 years, Patrick has horned his skills producing and directing shorts and two feature documentary distributed online, including “Congo – History Series” (2018-) “Congo - Nature” (2018), “Notre Parcours” (2015), “Independence Cha Cha - The Story of Lumumba” (2010), "Congo - How did it come to this" (2009).






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