Behind the closed doors of a fortress overlooking a mountain, a democratically-elected president, Patrice Lumumba, is surrounded by his close advisors.
He is getting ready for an evening in honour of his country’s Independence Anniversary to be attended by foreign dignitaries and Heads of State. But in the city, a popular uprising is spreading.
For movie goers who want to keep abreast with regional politics, ‘Moloch Tropical’ describes the last weird and absurd 24 hours of a leader’s power before his fall.
Directed by Raoul Peck, ‘Lumumba, Sometimes in April’ is a movie set to screen at the National Theater today in their monthly movie screening dubbed ‘Africa Movie Night’.
The movie is to be screened beginning 7:30pm tonight.