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Necessary NoiseMusic, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo$
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Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190499570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.001.0001

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Re-Membering Congo

Re-Membering Congo

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Necessary Noise

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

Oxford University Press

This chapter posits that the east of Congo is the site of two simultaneous and equally destructive conflicts, one over mineral resources and one over history. The first is quantifiable in death counts and statistics of violence, while the latter is discernable in the sociopolitical paralysis that is the inheritance of communities whose self-perception has been shaped by manipulations of history for more than a century. To counteract this paralysis in Goma, Yole!Africa created a curriculum of popular history that revives many stories excised from Congo’s official history. Through film screenings and critical debates, the curriculum prompts youth to reframe their understanding of Congo’s colonial, independence-era, dictatorial, and postdictatorial pasts and, through a pedagogy of critical inquiry, to unmask a plurality of stories that expose the limitations and the dangers of claims of absolute Truth.

Keywords:   King Leopold II, Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Lumumba, Mobutu, Kabila, Yole!Africa, popular history, film theory, African cinema, cinema calabash

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