I just got an email from the filmmakers of Lumo (POV 2007) that there will be films and events celebrating Congolese culture and raising awareness about the conflict at the Mayles Cinema in New York City all this month. Three of Lumo‘s producers — Louis Abelman, Lynn True and Nelson Walker — were involved with programming the series, which will include screenings, special events, panel discussions, performances and receptions.
According to their website, Congo in Harlem will not only offer New Yorkers the chance to see some great films, but it will also offer opportunities to discover Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialog and get involved. Sounds great to us!
This week’s events include screenings of Soul Power (10/1, 7:30 pm) and Lumumba (10/2 7:30 pm) with panel discussions, and a screening of “Yole!Africa short films” (10/3, 7:30 pm) and a Q&A with the directors.
Get the full schedule at the Maysles Institute website. For more information please contact the planners at (212) 582-6050 x206 or email congo[at]mayslesinstitute.org. Volunteers needed throughout the month of October.