The Congo Tribunal

(Das Kongo tribunal)
Switzerland/Germany, 2017, 100 min.
Directed by
Milo Rau
Saskia Sassen, Saran Kaba Jones, Colette Braeckman, Harald Welzer
conflicts / economie @en / raw materials / war

CPH: DOX 2018 – Justice Programme

Docs Barcelona 2018 – What the Doc Section

DOK Leipzig 2017 – Honorable Mention International Competition

Locarno Film Festival 2017 – Critics’ Week



The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years. The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see this conflict as one of globalisation’s crucial economic distribution battles because the country has major deposits of many high-tech raw materials. The Congo Tribunal is an experiment led by the artist and journalist Milo Rau, who attempts the impossible: to reach an agreement and find a fair solution to the conflict, which strangely enough flares up in the enormous country every time it’s in the interests of international capital.

The Congo Tribunal Official Site