In partnership with Le Soir, the National Theater proposes, on the occasion of the creation "History of the Theatre", a documentary by the same Swiss artist, Milo Rau.

The screening will be followed by a debate with Amnesty International.

For more than 20 years an inexplicable Civil War is turning a territory as big as western Europe into hell on earth. Triggered by the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the Congo War, also called the "Third World War", has claimed six million lives. Many observers not only see in it a fight about political predominance in Central Africa, but also one of the most decisive economic battles for the share in the era of globalization.

Milo Rau's "The Congo Tribunal" examines the causes and backgrounds to this, so far biggest and bloodiest economic war in human history in a unique and stunningly transmedia art project.

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The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years. The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see this conflict as one of globalisation's crucial econimic distribution battles because the country has major deposits of many high-tech raw materials. Milo Rau, one of Europe's most acclaimed theatre directors, succeeds in gathering victims, perpetrators, observes and analysts of the conflict for a unique civil tribunal in eastern Congo. The documentary film brings these spectacular court trials to life on the big screen and creates an unvarnished portrait of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in human history. Press about the project - "One of the most ambitious pieces of political theatre ever staged" THE GUARDIAN - "Where politics fail, only art can help" DIE ZEIT - "The most insane art project of our time" RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL - RFI - "A public space for a change of awarness" NZZ Original Title: Das Kongo Tribunal Director: Milo Rau Production: Fruitmarket and Langfilm Format: Made for Cinema Runtime: 54/100 min Category: Documentary Language: French, English, German, Swahili Subtitled Versions: English, French, German Country: Germany, Switzerland Year: 2017 Genre: Geopolitics, Human Rights, Economy, Politics, Africa, Theatre Broadcaster: SRF / SRG SSR, ZDF/ARTE Selected Festivals - "World Premiere" Semaine de la Critique, Locarno Festival, Switzerland (2017) - "Honorary Mention" International Competition, DOK Leipzig, Germany (2017) Theatrical release in Switzerland (Vinca Film) in November 2017 Theatrical release in Germany (Real Fiction) November 2017 Sales Contact: /




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