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Outside world unwittingly benefits from chaotic Congo, says Michigan filmmaker

Sep 27, 2016

 

A country that is one of the most mineral-rich in the world is also one of the world's poorest nations.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been rocked by war in recent years, and although the war is over, the conflict and suffering have yet to end.

A Michigan-based filmmaker is out with a new exploration of how the minerals in our electronic devices are funding the turmoil in that African country.

The film is When Elephants Fight.

Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell and Alain Mukwege with the group Stand With Congo, a campaign supporting the documentary, joined us today.

The film was chosen as the opening documentary for the Edinburgh Film Festival and will premiere on Netflix on October 2. More information can be found here.

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