Recalling events around the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in 1961, this documentary film essay takes us through one of the darkest chapters in the decolonisation of the Belgian Congo. Structured as a form of travelogue, Spectres leads us on a voyage from Belgium through sites of memory in present-day Congo, where the legacy of Lumumba’s assassination continues to provoke questions around historic events from a still largely unresolved past. Weaving personal memory with historical accounts, Spectres reveals how these unresolved questions haunt the present moment in Congo, and its relationship to its old colonial power.
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Part of the Les Écrans du Réel, the documentary film festival. Metropolis Empire Sofil Centre Sofil Achrafieh Tel.: +9611204080