Peck's documentary on Lumumba back in the 70's consisted of gaps. The information he had on the situation then was fragmented and he conveyed this through making us feel these gaps. This "fiction" films seems to be very vocal about what happened to Lumumba. It is a true, and in my mind honest, depiction on a true African hero, Patrice Lumumba.
a straight biopic minus the generic plot points. lumumba faces no freudian conflicts with his parents or whatever, and his revolutionary idealism remains unpolluted to the bitter end. instead, expect the myriad complications surrounding colonial independence - regional conflicts, racial resentments, cold war opportunism. lumumba is asleep at his desk during the coup d'etat; you'll come to understand his exhaustion.