Scene from the film The Congo Tribunal
Scene from the film The Congo Tribunal
Scene from the film The Congo Tribunal
Scene from the film The Congo Tribunal
Scene from the film The Congo Tribunal
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The Congo Tribunal

  • Germany
  • Switzerland

In more than 20 years, the Congo War has claimed six million lives. The population suffers from impunity, the war-crimes have never been legally prosecuted. Due to the high occurence of "high-tech raw materials", many consider the conflict as one of the most decisive economic battles for the share in the era of globalization. For this documentary, Milo Rau gathered victims, perpetrators, witnesses and analysts of the Congo War for a unique civil tribunal in Eastern Congo.


  • Original title
    Das Kongo Tribunal
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Milo Rau
  • DOP
    Thomas Schneider
  • Editing
    Katja Dringenberg
  • Music
    Marcel Vaid
  • Sound
    Marco Teufen, Jens Baudisch
  • Duration
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 41e Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez
    • Festival d'Avignon
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • DocsBarcelona
    • CPH: DOX 2018
    • HUMAN VISION film festival
    • Berlinale
    • IFFR - 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Solothurner Filmtage
    • This Human World Film Festival 2017
    • DOK Leipzig 2017
    • Locarno Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Zurich Film Prize 2017
    • Honourable Mention, DOK Leipzig 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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