Presenting "I Am Congo", a groundbreaking video series featuring five amazing people living their lives amid the deadliest war in the world.
When you think of the Congo, do you think of courage, change and beauty? Or do you think of war, corruption and conflict? ‘I Am Congo’ is a video series following five incredible people living in the region, who help shed some light on the real Congo. They tell their stories with honesty, hope and most importantly, in their own words.
Their stories challenge our perceptions of Congo as war-torn and helpless but they also don’t paint an unrealistically rosy image. Instead, you get more truthful stories, told by some of the inspirational people living there. Among them is Denise Siwatula, a survivor of a volcanic eruption who escaped with one thing, her law text book. Dominique Bikaba, a conservationist, who works tirelessly to protect endangered gorillas affected by conflict. For more, watch the trailer.
The Congo has experienced violent civil wars and militia conflicts but as this series shows ordinary people can and are making a difference even within this context. The films are produced by Raise Hope for Congo, an Enough Project campaign. Raise Hope for Congo explain their goal as trying, “to introduce more people to the Congo and empower them with solutions to help end the conflict there. Those already familiar with the Congo will see it in a new light.”
“I Am Congo” is launching today (May 1st) and you can watch all five films in the series. Tell us what you think!