Until there is Peace

29 May, 2018

by Melonie Kastman
Runtime: 75′

Synopsis

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to MONUSCO – the largest UN Peacekeeping mission in the world. The 2nd largest country in Africa is under siege by 42 active rebel groups. Until There Is Peace, directed by Melonie Kastman, follows a special group of Peacekeepers from Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania, known as the Force Intervention Brigade. The FIB exemplifies African countries working together for peace. The film offers a ground floor view of this combat force, with an intimate look at their everyday lives protecting the local population under extreme and difficult circumstances. The film’s stunning visuals and original music provide a unique experience of the journey towards peace – the boundless determination of the Peacekeepers and the unbreakable spirit of the Congolese.

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The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

Ryan Killackey

Ryan Killackey

Film Director

Director of ‘Yasuni Man

Maria Cristina Zucco

Maria Cristina Zucco

Legal Officer

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Fernando Ponz Canto

Fernando Ponz Canto

Deputy Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

European External Action Service (EEAS)

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez

Moderator

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)

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