Private Project

Out of the Darkness, Congo Unites

How is it possible the greatest human suffering over the last two decades has happened without us knowing or even caring? “OUT OF THE DARKNESS, CONGO UNITES” takes us to the precarious eastern boarder of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The harsh details of Congo’s turbulent history and chaotic current events can’t deflate the contagious hope found in the young Congolese who are determined to see a better Congo become a reality now.

  • Randy Argue
    Shoot or be Shot, Redemption, Feeding Obesity
  • Randy Argue
    Shoot or be Shot, Redemption, Feeding Obesity
  • Doug Moss
  • Steph Sosa
  • Grace Kobondo
    Key Cast
  • Prince Ntwali
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    gender equality, human rights, social justice
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mission Viejo
    United States
Director - Randy Argue
Director Statement

Over the last 20 years, this region has seen more chaos and death than any place on the planet. War, tribal animosity, a complexity of rebel groups, extreme poverty and sexual violence shielded by almost complete impunity make life more than challenging. Yet, this is the location for a student peace and reconciliation movement called Congo Unites. This 5-day intensive conference sets the backdrop for the documentary to examine the difficult life these students have been born into. During the conference the young leaders learn to lay down their long-held prejudice and tribal identities to embrace the idea of unity as “Congolese”.