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Mobutu, King of Zaire [videorecording] : an African tragedy / Les Films de la Passerelle, Image Création, Les Films d'Ici present a series by Thierry Michel ; produced by Christine Pireaux, Martine Barbé, Serge Lalou ; scénario et réalisation, Thierry Michel ; commentaire, Thierry Michel, Lye Mudaba Yoka.

Other Title:
African tragedy
King of Zaire
Publication:
New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1999.
Format/Description:
Video
3 videocassettes (ca. 52 min. each) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997 -- Biography.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1960-1997.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1997.
Form/Genre:
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Language:
Dialogue chiefly in French with English subtitles; some English voice commentary.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
The definitive visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years. Drawing upon 140 hours of rare archival material found in Kinshasa, and 50 hours of interviews with those once close to him, it tells the story of the man at the heart of Central Africa's post-colonial history.
Contents:
Tape 1. The quest for power
tape 2. The upper hand
tape 3. The end of a reign.
Participant:
"Commentaire dit par Simon Shrimton-Smith.
Credits:
Chef monteuse, Marine Deleu; musique originale, Marc Herouet.
Notes:
Videocassette release of the documentary motion pictures produced in 1999.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Michel, Thierry, 1952- , Screenwriter, Commentator
Pireaux, Christine. , Producer
Barbé, Martine. , Producer
Lalou, Serge. , Producer
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997.
Films de la passerelle (Firm) , Producer
Image Création (Firm) , Producer
Films d'ici (Firm) , Producer
First Run/Icarus Films. , Distributor
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contains:
Quest for power.
Upper hand.
End of a reign.
OCLC:
44439102
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