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Format: DVD
Sku: 202139508
UPC: 736899093624
UPC 14: 00736899093624
Category Keywords: Africa  Documentary  Exploitation  Racism
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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

"...stunning indictment.  Variety

Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Facets Multimedia
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/28/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 88520
Video UPC UPC: 00736899093624
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: French
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Flemish, French
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Peter Bate - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Bate,Peter
Product attributeLabel:   Facets Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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