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October 1, 2019

Meet the filmmaker giving Congo an alternate story

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By Sam Charo | True Africa   Since 1996, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been embroiled in violence that has killed as many as 6 million people. The conflict has been the world’s bloodiest since World War II. Many call it the ‘African World War.’ Now President Kabila’s third and final term (according to the constitution) is coming […]

October 1, 2019

Arts Sanctuary in a War-Torn City

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A dancer performs during a competition at the Salaam Kivu International Film Festival.CreditCreditPhil Moore By Somini Sengupta for The New York Times  GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — When Petna Ndaliko was a boy, he would head downtown to watch kung fu movies at the Cine Virunga here. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, his parents would take him to […]

October 1, 2019

A resilient Goma rises from the ashes

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By Katherine Sullivan for The EastAfrican Dusty, chaotic, and littered with volcanic rubble, the eastern Congolese city of Goma has seen its fair share of pain and suffering over the years. Ravaged by rebel occupations, volcanic eruptions, and a vacuum of democratic authority that is usually filled by the greedy and the formidable, one need […]

September 7, 2019

Petna Ndaliko in Eastern Congo: “The Party Goes On”

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… Petna has created a space that fosters community, values freedom and expression, and provides youth an alternative to violence. He teaches them to speak up to challenge the status quo of oppression and instability through art therapy and peaceful expression, but this approach, like any other attempt to bring out change, makes Yole! a target. […]

September 7, 2019

DR Congo elections: more questions than answers (Aljazeera )

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In the days leading up to Congo’s Nov 28 general election, observers fear that confrontations between government opposition and supporters could destabilize the country further… … In this episode of The Stream, we speak to journalist Mvemba Dizolele and filmmaker Petna Ndaliko Katondolo about the way forward in Congo. 

February 6, 2014

The Question of International Aid

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In 2013, Alkebu Film Productions released a 34-minute documentary, Mabele na biso (Our Land), that profiles a community in the Isangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has staunchly refused to be controlled by international aid. Within the matrix of extraordinary initiatives organized in this region, the film focuses primarily on the […]

April 26, 2012

Who fears Yole!Africa?

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Who fears Yole!Africa?

Cultural center Yole!Africa has been preparing to launch a celebration of its 10th anniversary in Goma in July, 2012. However, on 24 April, after falling victim to 5 armed robbers – three of whom wore local police uniforms – who stole the majority of the organization’s equipment and bound and severely beat the night watchman, […]

January 2, 2012

Humanitarian Aid: what are we giving money to?

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Humanitarian Aid: what are we giving money to?

The world of humanitarian organisations is a world apart and little known. I have been living on this planet for one year. I am based in Goma, capital of North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The region is destabilised by a multilateral chronic conflict that has been lasting for years. The Non-Governmental Organizations […]

January 1, 2012

Art and Conflict

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Art and Conflict

A word from the roud table Art and Conflict of the European Meetings on intercultural dialogue. The European Meetings gather political, artistic, intellectual and cultural personalities for two days in July and have the ambition to make art be an integral part of the European politics. They are co-organised by the International Lyric Art Festival […]

December 31, 2011

Positive African images, Is not about color.

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Positive African images, Is not about color.

PHONE INTERVIEW WITH THE FILMMAKER PETNA NDALIKO KATONDOLO Q. You call yourself an artist and a social activist. What do you mean by that? A. It is all about Art for social changes. I respect art and its inventive rules. I try through my art to carry the messages of the voiceless. Many people don’t […]

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