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This Is Congo

Spring Grants 2016

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Daniel McCabe / Feature Documentary / United States of America, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada, United Kingdom, Qatar / 2017 / 88 min / Original Language: English, French, Lingala, Swahili / Interests: Environmental, History, Social Issues, Creative Documentary


‘This Is Congo’ is an unblinking, unfiltered look into one of the world’s longest-standing ongoing wars and those who are surviving within it. With over three years of heart-stopping footage, this feature-length documentary challenges the Western idea of the Congo, never shying away from the violence and atrocities that cycle through this breathtaking landscape. With the powerful voices of three fearless characters – a mineral dealer, a national army commander and an internally displaced survivor of war – we begin to see the paradox of the Congo: beauty and brutality illuminated under darkness.


Daniel McCabe
Daniel McCabe
Geoff McLean
Production Company
Vision Film

About the Director

Daniel McCabe is a cinematographer, photographer and director based in New York and The Democratic Republic of Congo. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. "This Is Congo" is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary. Daniel is represented by Redux Pictures for his photo-graphic work.

Awards and Festival History


Venice IFF 2017, Out of Competition (WP)
Camden IFF 2017, John Marshall Award Nomination
Woodstock FF 2017
Stockholm IFF 2017
Doc NYC 2017
IDFA 2017


John Marshall Award Nomination, Camden Int’l Film Festival 2017, Features


  • Main Contact

    Geoff McLean

    Vision Film Co.

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