Magazine article Screen International

Cinephil Journeys to Congo

Magazine article Screen International

Cinephil Journeys to Congo

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EXCLUSIVE: Mission Congo is about televangelist Pat Robertson during the Rwandan refugee crisis.

Documentary specialist sales company Cinephil, the outfit behind The Gatekeepers and The Act Of Killing, has taken sales rights to new feature doc Mission Congo. The film explores televangelist Pat Robertson's use of charity resources for a controversial diamond mining mission.

Mission Congo also looks at Robertson's alleged hypocrisy and exploitation of the Rwandan refugee crisis. Erin Heidenreich, Lara Zizic and David Turner produced the film, which was written and directed by Zizic and Turner.

Cinetic is handling US rights.

Mission Congo has its world premiere in Toronto.

Another topical title on Cinephil's slate is Alexander Gentelev's Putin's Games, coproduced by MDR/ARTE and RTS. …

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