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Filmmaker Puts Congo Mining Firms on 'Trial'

Industrial mining firms have been put on trial, symbolically, in a documentary film being shot in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A so-called tribunal, organized by Swiss film maker Milo Rau, has been hearing testimony for and against the firms, mainly against them, during two days of hearings in the city of Bukavu. Milo Rau is a 38-year-old film director with his own production company, called the Institute of Political Murder. He has been described by a German...

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