LUMUMBA, the Movie
is a History lesson based on the true story of PATRICE LUMUMBA, the first prime minister of ZAIRE (currently DRC CONGO), the movie chronicles Lumumba's stay in power, which lasted all of 2 months before his enemies Murdered him... PATRICE LUMUMBA
is an important figure in 20th century AFRICAN HISTORY, as he helped gain ZAIRE's Independence from BELGIUM and struggled to Unify the huge and RICH nation with valuable minerals and resources.
ERIQ EBOUANEY deserves high praise for his portrayal of Lumumba, and the movie is worth seeing just to see his performance! He powerfully captures the heady days of Independence but also the charisma and strength innate of Lumumba!
PATRICE LUMUMBA, THE INDOMITABLE SON OF AFRICA once said, "[w]e are Africans and wish to remain so. We have our philosophy, our customs, our traditions, which are as noble as those of other nations. To abandon them merely to embrace those of other peoples would be to depersonalize ourselves. Our objectives . . . must be to unite and build our nation [AFRICA] through mutual understanding."
He was a GREAT man of superior Intellect and Vision. Our task is to guide our young people toward His writings and thoughts!