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Peter Bate's controversial documentary describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned the Congo into his private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under Leopold's control, the Congo became a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality, with families held hostage, workers starved to death, and children's hands chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. While the Belgian government has denounced Bate's film as a "tendentious diatribe", it is widely agreed today that the first Human Rights movement was spurred by what happened in the African nation. "[A] stunning indictment" (Variety).System Requirements:Running Time 84 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE


Studio Facets Multimedia
SKU 202139508
UPC 736899093624
UPC 14 00736899093624
Format DVD
Release Date 2/28/2006
Editors Note
Note This startling, dramatic documentary from director Peter Bates--which caused considerable controversy in Belgium on its original release--focuses on the rule of that country's King Leopold II, who turned the Belgian colony of the Congo into a forced labor camp of shocking brutality between 1885 and 1908.
Cast & Crew
Peter Bate - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 88520
UPC 00736899093624
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language French
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English, Flemish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Bate,Peter
Label Facets Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Variety ...stunning indictment.

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