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The Congolese and their friends

Posted on the May 29th, 2008

It’s a rare and up close look at the Congo and its people and their struggles today in the aftermath of the numerous wars there. It was broadcast in early April on the equally rare and remarkable American television program, “Bill Moyers Journal.”

Intro to the two part series:

THE JOURNAL takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. “The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn’t operated in these areas for decades,” says Dominic MacSorley, Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization.

Part I, above (25:30). Part two (18:17) is here.

A full transcript in English of the documentary series accompanies the videos.

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