DRC: Will Change Come From The Youth?
Today, the Congolese people strive for democratic renewal. Among them, the young generation is the most hopeful; some of them have only known war. In the East, most LUCHA activists were born in the early 1990s, at a time when their region fell into a deadly conflict. As adults, they fight to maintain whatever peace remains in their country, convinced that it is the only path to build a democracy. What are the possibilities for emancipation and what role can peaceful youth movements play? Marlène Rabaud's film Congo Lucha tells of the commitment of these young activists, sometimes at the risk of their lives. This panel is also a tribute to Luc Nkulala, an LUCHA activist who was killed in 2018.
The debate will be held in French with simultaneous English translation.
Thursday 14 March
Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre
Co-presented with the TRIAL International, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, TV5Monde and the Délégation Genève Ville Solidaire
Fred Bauma Leading Member of the Congolese pro-democracy group LUCHA
Sonia Rolley Journalist, Radio France Internationale
Marlène Rabaud Film Director
André Crettenand Head of International Relations, RTS
This debat is preceded by the movie:
By Marlène Rabaud
LUCHA is a grassroots movement made up of young Congolese men and women who campaign, through non-violent actions and at the risk of their own lives, for a new future: a peaceful democratic country in which wealth is shared fairly. Documentary filmmaker Marlène Rabaud filmed for over two years in Goma, in the eastern part of the country. The film is a vibrant tribute to the courage and determination of these citizens, who fight President Kabila's efforts to oppose democratic processes.
- Section Competition - Grand reportage
- Marlène Rabaud
- Arnaud Zajtman
- Wallonie Image Production - WIP
- Esprit Libre Production
- Production country
- Swiss Premiere