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How is it possible that the greatest human suffering over the last two decades has happened without us knowing or even caring? "OUT OF THE DARKNESS, CONGO UNITES" takes us to the precarious... See full summary
How is it possible that the greatest human suffering over the last two decades has happened without us knowing or even caring? "OUT OF THE DARKNESS, CONGO UNITES" takes us to the precarious eastern boarder of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the last 20 years, this region has seen more chaos and death than any place on the planet. War, tribal animosity, a complexity of rebel groups, extreme poverty and sexual violence shielded by almost complete impunity make life more than challenging. Yet, this is the location for a student peace and reconciliation movement called Congo Unites. This 5-day intensive conference sets the backdrop for the documentary to examine the difficult life these students have been born into. During the conference the young leaders learn to lay down their long-held prejudice and tribal identities to embrace the idea of unity as "Congolese". The harsh details of Congo's turbulent history and chaotic current events, including a potentially explosive election ...

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