Triggered by the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and based on the direct or indirect involvement of all of the great powers of our time, the Congo War, also referred to as the "Third World War", has claimed up to six million lives. Many observers not only see in it a fight about political predominance in Central Africa, but also one of the most decisive economic division-battles in the era of globalization. While the number of rebel armies involved may be intransparent, even more intransparent are the arms dealers operating in the supply lines, the role of foreign diplomats and humanitarian relief organizations, but also the involvement of multinational mining companies. Will one of the biggest and bloodiest economic wars of human history decide the future order of the global community? In the form of a tribunal with an international cast in Eastern Congo (May 2015) and in Berlin (June 2015), the project "The Congo Tribunal" examines the causes and backgrounds for this, a war now ongoing for almost 20 years in the Great Lakes region. A humanly harrowing, profound analytic tableau of the neo-colonial world order.
CONCEPT, SCRIPT, DIRECTION Milo Rau RESEARCH, CASTING Eva-Maria Bertschy SCENOGRAPHY Anton Lukas SOUND Jens Baudisch COMPANY MANAGEMENT Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Eva-Karen Tittmann RESEARCH ON LOCATION Chrispin Mvano, Kris Berwouts, Jean-Moreau Tubibu ASSISTANCE DIRECTION, RESEARCH Mirjam Knapp HEAD OF TRIBUNAL Jean-Louis Gilissen, Sylvestre Bisimwa COURT CLERK Kathrin Röggla VIDEO Marc Stephan
A movie- and theatre project by Milo Rau/IIPM - International Institute of Political Murder in co-production with Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK) and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Goethe Institut Johannesburg and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Friendly supported by Brussels Airlines. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung