Film, Lumumba at Changampuzha Park

Screening of films will be conducted at Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram, Edappally, Kochi (Kerala, India) on 17, 18 and 19 August 2016 as part of their monthly programmes . The films Scent of a Woman, The Return and Lumumba will be screened on these days.

19 Aug 2016: Film:  Lumumba
Venue:  Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram, Changampuzha Park, Edapally, Kochi / Ernakulam , Kerala (India)


Details & Plot of film: Lumumba

Lumumba is a 2000 film directed by Raoul Peck centred on Patrice Lumumba in the months before and after the Republic of the Congo (Congo-LĂ©opoldville) achieved independence from Belgium in June 1960. Raoul Peck's film is a coproduction of France, Belgium, Germany, and Haiti. Due to political unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the time of filming, the movie was shot in Zimbabwe and Beira, Mozambique.


The plot is based on the final months of Patrice Lumumba (played by Eriq Ebouaney) the first Prime Minister of the Congo, whose tenure in office lasted two months until he was driven from office. Joseph Kasa-Vubu (Maka Kotto) is sworn in alongside Lumumba as the first president of the country, and together they attempt to prevent the Congo succumbing to secession and anarchy. The film concludes with Joseph Mobutu (Alex Descas) seizing power. The film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival on 14 May 2000, and was shown at various film festivals as well as having commercial releases in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the United States, and Canada. 

Film, Lumumba at Changampuzha Park Film, Lumumba at Changampuzha Park Reviewed by Welcome Kerala on 15:37:00 Rating: 5

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