This is Congo (Congo: 2017)


Daniel McCabe

Cast list

Voice of Kasongo: Isaach De Bankole

Colonel Kasongo

Mamadou Ndala

Mama Romance

Hakiza Nyantaba

*All of the above actors/actresses portrayed themselves



Produced by: Joslyn Barnes, Thomas Brunner, Alcira Cappola, William Ashley Chapman, Michael Cohl, Martin Fisher, Karol Martesko (executive producer), Daniel McCabe and Alyse Ardell Spiegel (producer)

Cinematography by: Daniel McCabe and Michael McCabe


Within the past two decades, Congo has seen more than 5 million conflict related deaths that have been perpetuated through multiple regime changes, which led to the wholesale impoverishment of their people. This film examines the conflict, specifically the M23 Rebellion by following the lives of four unique characters-a whistleblower, a  patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor.


Alan Scherstuhl, The Searing “This Is Congo” Embeds Us in a Nation’s Terrifying Normal. The Village Voice. (online film review)

Rob Aldam, Film Review: This is Congo. Backseat Mafia. (online film review)

Dan Bullock, This Is Congo review: Dir. Daniel McCabe (2018), Critical Popcorn. (online film review)

George Kibala Baur, This is Congo, Africa is a Country. (article)

Steven Sheehan, This Is Congo Review, The Digital Fix Film. (online film review)

Academic articles: 

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Humanitarian Climate Report by Jeremy Edward Holt. Nosapo. (2018).

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Maman Colonelle Congo 2017 Dieudo Hamadi
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