SCREEN ON DEMAND + TALKBACK ON SATURDAY, JULY 18 @3pm EST

CONGO - AN IRISH AFFAIR

(online screening + conversation)

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Directed by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton

County Wicklow, Ireland

This is the story of the Irish State involvement in Congo affairs as representatives of The United Nations Force. It is the story of what happened to the people of the Congo when they gained independence from Belgium in 1960. It is the story of the United Nations, faced with its first major crisis. It is the story of an Irish officer and his young soldiers stuck in the middle, as the people they came to protect tried to kill them.

This program is presented in partnership with The Aisling Irish Community Center, The Consulate General of Ireland, New York, and through a generous grant from The Emigrant Support Program.

HOW IT WORKS:

Movies are presented online and on-demand. On July 15th, we’ll send you the link to the film which you can then watch at your leisure until midnight July 19th.

We'll also send you the link to the ZOOM Q&A with filmmakers which will be on Saturday, July 18th at 3pm EST.

If you purchase the full festival pass, you will receive the links to all the screenings and all the ZOOM talkbacks, and you can watch and join in wherever you like!