On January 29th
TransAfrica and BloomScreen present The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba
Date: January 29, 2012 - 7-9pm
Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Join BloomBars and TransAfrica as we remember the death of Patrice Lumumba 52 years ago with the presentation of The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba (2000, 45 min), by Thomas Giefer.
The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba examines the story of slain African leader, Patrice Lumumba, who was the first elected Prime Minister of the Congo (Kinshasa).
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While seen as a hero by fellow Africans, Lumumba was perceived as a threat by many in Europe and the United States. A few months after becoming prime minister, of the newly independent Republic of the Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), he was overthrown by a military coup, inspired by the West, and then killed on January 17, 1961. No one was ever charged with this crime.
After our screening, we will have a discussion with a representative of Friends of the Congo, and with Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
Suggested Donation: $10.
Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.
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