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Mobutu, King of Zaire

Mobutu, roi du Zaïre

Directed by Thierry Michel
Belgium, France, 1999


Thiery Michel takes an in-depth look at the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko. A man of “modest roots” who had a Catholic upbringing, Mobutu was sent to the army by his father for insubordination. Soon he would be Patrice Lumumba’s right-hand man…

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Mobutu, King of Zaire Directed by Thierry Michel

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

1999 | Special Mention: European Documentary

1999 | Nominee: European Documentary

International Documentary Association

1999 | Nominee: Video Source Award

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