Lumumba

In his brief but incandescent heyday, Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba (Eriq Ebouaney) was called "the Elvis Presley of Africa," though Malcolm X is the more apt comparison. The charismatic Lumumba was unyieldingly dedicated to helping his country forge a post-colonial identity independent of both divisive tribal rivalries and European influence,...read more

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: In his brief but incandescent heyday, Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba (Eriq Ebouaney) was called "the Elvis Presley of Africa," though Malcolm X is the more apt comparison. The charismatic Lumumba was unyieldingly dedicated to helping his country f… (more)

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