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History's deadliest king - Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja


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In 1904, Chief Lontulu laid 110 twigs in front of a foreign commission. Every twig represented a person in his village who died because of King Leopold’s brutal regime in the Congo. His testimony joined hundreds of others to help bring an end to one of the greatest atrocities in human history. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja details the horrific abuses of Leopold’s occupation and looting of the Congo.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
  • Director Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Narrator Safia Elhillo
  • Art Director Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Storyboard Artist Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Francesco Amante , cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Krystian Aparta

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