Maysles Cinema will host the 5th Annual Congo in Harlem film and event series.Congo in Harlem is a week-long program of films and special events focused on the history,politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The goal of the series is to deepen the global communityʼs understanding of Congo through art and dialogue. Each year, we strive to present a diverse program that encourages audiences to think critically and challenge their own assumptions about Africa. But Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions — itʼs an opportunity to discover Congolese food, music, and artwork, learn about Congoʼs challenges, and get involved in efforts for change.
Highlights from this yearʼs program include a spotlight on pioneering Congolese filmmaker Mweze Ngangura who will be in attendance, as well as a range of films from Congolese and international directors, live music and special guests.Congo in Harlem is a volunteer-run, non-profit series produced by Maysles Cinema, True- Walker Productions, and Friends of the Congo. It is made possible by the generous support of Cultures of Resistance Network, United Methodist Women (UMW) Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – NY Metro Branch and V-DAY.
Series Partners and Friends include: California Newsreel, Elokomakasi Productions, Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant, Mutaani FM, The New York African Film Festival, MFA Social Documentary Film program -School of Visual Arts, V-DAY – Harlem, , and Yole!Africa. Media partners include: ApplauseAfrica, Black Star News, OkayAfrica and WBAI.
Screenings are open to the public at a suggested donation of $10. Maysles Cinema box office opens 1 hour prior to show time and advance tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. A special group discount is available for the purchase of 5 or more tickets to any one screening. Series passes for access to all events throughout the week are $50.Seating is extremely limited and available on a first come first served basis. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before event's start time to secure a seat in Maysles Cinemaʼs main screening room. Overflow seating with simulcast projection will be available for latecomers