New Generation

This short documentary is an introductory survey of recent political developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the perspective of young people. It will. It presents basic background on the devastating war that has raged in the Congo and the surrounding Great Lakes for the past 8 years. That protracted conflict, called Africa a First World War began in 1998 when the DRC was invaded by Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. Soon, other nations were drawn into the fighting to support the DRC government. This documentary telescope the views of Congolese youth regarding the crisis in the Congo and its impact upon the lives of young people the world over. It posits the notion that a new generation of leadership in the DRC heralds a moment of profound change, offering transformative possibilities for ending decades of death and destruction in the Congo and paving the way to democracy.

Video | 15 min | 2003