Photojournalist Daniel McCabe first went to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 to cover a series of armed rebellions that were tearing the country’s eastern regions apart.
A chance encounter with a young, charismatic and potentially dangerous major in the Congolese national army led to an epic story of the people caught up in Congo’s ongoing violence. McCabe switched his camera settings to video, and produced what is now the full-length documentary, “This is Congo,” which had its U.S. premiere at Doc NYC in New York City on Nov. 12.
McCabe, who describes Congo as “Narnia on acid,” spoke with TIME about the nation’s distinctive difficulties, meeting the film’s hero, and what lies ahead for Congo as its president continues to delay the end of his reign.
Read the story at TIME.
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