LUMUMBA: DEATH OF A PROPHET

A film by Raoul Peck

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 ends 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…