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Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

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Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2004)

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This true, astonishing story of what King Leopold II did in the Congo was forgotten for over 50 years. "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death" describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned the Congo into his private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a gulag labour camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. From the mid-1880s and lasting for nearly 40 years, an estimated 10 million Congolese were killed under Leopold's reign. The madness only came to an end thanks to the efforts of British journalist and humanitarian E.D. Morel, who exposed the human rights abuses in Congo and published photographs of the mutilated Congolese.Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death featuring Nick Fraser and Elie Lison is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a documentary and history movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (205 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#10,781 Ranked Movie

#160 Ranked in History Movies

#938 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#1252 Ranked in Documentary Movies

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (205 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Overview

This true, astonishing story of what King Leopold II did in the Congo was forgotten for over 50 years. "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death" describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned the Congo into his private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a gulag labour camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. From the mid-1880s and lasting for nearly 40 years, an estimated 10 million Congolese were killed under Leopold's reign. The madness only came to an end thanks to the efforts of British journalist and humanitarian E.D. Morel, who exposed the human rights abuses in Congo and published photographs of the mutilated Congolese.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 30m

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Related Genres: DocumentaryHistory
Country of origin: BelgiumUnited Kingdom
Available to watch on: Kanopy
Original Release Date: Feb 24, 2004
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