nullVia Maysles press release:

Congo in Harlem 4 is the fourth annual series of Congo-related films and events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem (NYC), October 12 to 21.

Congo in Harlem showcases innovative work that celebrates Congolese culture, raises awareness about DR Congo's challenges, provokes dialogue, and encourages community engagement.

This year's series highlights a wide selection of films by Congolese and international directors, ranging from political exposés to personal journeys, historical inquiries, artistic provocations, and groundbreaking animation.

Many screenings will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

In addition to the films, Congo in Harlem 4 will feature a special, in-depth panel discussion, "KONY 2012: Lessons for Congo," exploring the implications of Invisible Children's KONY 2012 video campaign for DR Congo, as well as live musical performances by Congolese rapper Alesh, and New York's own Isaac Katalay.

The Maysles Cinema lobby and community space will showcase artwork by Goma's Justin Kasereka, and digital photographs by TIME Magazine photographer Michael Christopher Brown.

Congo in Harlem 4 is a volunteer-run, non-profit series produced by Maysles Cinema, True-Walker Productions, and Friends of the Congo. It is made possible by the generous support of DISH Africa TV, The Cultures of Resistance Network, V-Day, and Panzi Foundation USA.

Screenings are open to the public at a suggested donation of $10. Box office opens 1 hour prior to show time and advance tickets are available through Brown Paper tickets. A special group discount is available for the purchase of 5 or more tickets to any screening.

Series passes are $50.

Proceeds from Congo in Harlem will be contributed to a fund supporting emerging Congolese filmmakers.

I'll return with individual profiles, leading up to the series' run dates – October 12 to 21. In the meantime, feel free to peruse the full lineup of film screenings yourself HERE