Pearson Event: Congo Calling, Documentary Screening

Fri., April 01, 2022 | 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM

1307 E 60th Street
Keller Center, Forum
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: The Pearson Institute

Join The Pearson Institute and Harris Public Policy's International Development Policy Association for the North American premiere of the documentary film Congo Calling and a conversation with Director Stephan Hilpert and Harris Professor and film protagonist Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra.

About the Film: In crisis-ridden eastern Congo, three European development aid workers are forced to question what it means to help. Featuring deeply personal insights from its subjects, the film asks a myriad of questions, helping to nuance, humanize, and problematize the question of the Global North's relationship with Africa. Watch the trailer here

Event Details

Friday, April 1, 2022

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

Keller Center, Forum 

*This event will be presented in the in-person format only. 



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