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Shock Waves

Author: Productions InformAction Inc.
Publisher: Montreal : Productions InformAction Inc., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, murder, rape, armed conflict and the looting of civilians by the military are daily facts of life. In this huge country where chaos and corruption reign, the journalists of Radio Okapi risk their lives every day to expose the abuses of power to which the Congolese people are subjected. This is one of the worst humanitarian crises in our world today. Shooting in danger zones still  Read more...
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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Productions InformAction Inc.
OCLC Number: 820118509
Notes: Produced by InformAction in association with Radio-Canada Television and RDI, and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
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Credits: Writer, Helene Magny, Pierre Mignault ; researcher, Helene Magny, Pierre Mignault ; editing, Stephanie Gregoire ; photography, Richard Laferriere, Pierre Mignault ; sound, Helene Magny ; director, Pierre Mignault ; participation, Jose Menga, Andre Kitenge, Jules Ngala, Yves Renard, Rhama Mbayi, Gisele Kaj, Charles Ntiryica, Franklin Moliba Sese ; narrator, Carmel Kilkenny ; sound editing, Soli Gagne-Page, Eric Leboeuf ; producer, Nathalie Barton.
Target Audience: 4-12.
Description: 1 streaming video file (52 min.)
Responsibility: National Film Board of Canada.

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, murder, rape, armed conflict and the looting of civilians by the military are daily facts of life. In this huge country where chaos and corruption reign, the journalists of Radio Okapi risk their lives every day to expose the abuses of power to which the Congolese people are subjected. This is one of the worst humanitarian crises in our world today. Shooting in danger zones still in the grip of rebellion the filmmakers follow the work of several journalists from this free, UN-backed radio station. Taking us up the Congo River and deep into the equatorial jungle, they capture with a hidden camera a reporter's confrontation with unscrupulous soldiers who practise extortion and torture. Another reporter journeys east to cover a new outbreak of the rebellion and returns with harrowing testimony by victims of rape and destruction. Elsewhere, after denouncing the chief of police, another journalist barely escapes reprisal by a death squad. All across the country, Radio Okapi's national network of reporters takes enormous risks to put the truth on the air. Shock Waves is a hard-hitting documentary that denounces the crimes committed by armed thugs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It also paints an unforgettable picture of an independent radio and its courageous journalists, who are aware that they are making history. Shot in a land where silence is imposed at gunpoint, Shock Waves provides riveting testimony to the difficult birth of freedom of expression and democracy in a country torn apart in the aftermath of war.

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