1991 / documentary / original title : LUMUMBA, LA MORT DU PROPHÈTE / 69’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / All Rights / French and International catalog
In the infinite nighttime beauty of the African savannah, two men have been given the task of cutting up three dead bodies. Then burn them. And then bury them. So ended Patrice Lumumba’s life, the man who was the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Republic of the Congo for just three months. But this is also where his story begins.
“…a true poem about history, about a country, about a man.”
“ An exceptional film that encourages the viewer to engage in the urgent task of interrogating history and our place in it.”