Joseph Désiré Mobutu (1930-1997). A dictator such as Africa has rarely known one, he remained in power in Congo for no less than 32 years. His reign was characterised by a continuous balancing between collaboration with the Western world and a pursuit of African 'authenticité'.
Mobutu will be a historical retrospect, inevitably interwoven with the contemporary story of "black lives matter". We talk to people who were in Mobutu's inner circle and we'll investigate the relationship between Congo and the western world. Mobutu will be an eye-opener that hàs to reach the younger generation.
The series is made by Guillaume Graux and Joost Vandensande (International Emmy Award nominee for Return to Rwanda) and is realised with the support of the Flemish Film Fund and the Belgian Tax Shelter. The series is a production for VRT/Canvas, in coproduction with Proximus.
- Director: Guillaume Graux
- Editor-in-chief: Joost Vandensande
- Duration: 4 x 50'
- Release: VRT/Canvas, planned for 2023