A highly-immersive, unfiltered look into one of the longest conflicts in the world, and the people surviving within it.


Filmmakers: Daniel McCabe
Year: 2017
Runtime: 52", 91"
Country: DRC / United States / Canada / Qatar
Format: HD


This is Congo is a highly-immersive, unfiltered look into one of the longest conflicts in the world. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people in the past two decades. This is Congo immerses the viewer onto the frontlines of battle with key players including a whistleblower and military commanders to provide a truly unfiltered and unique look into the conflict plaguing Congo.


"A documentary of stunning beauty and tragic violence" - Screen Daily

"Beautiful and disquieting" - Variety

 "Brilliant and tragic, This Is Congo will break your heart." - Hammer to Nail

"This film is a masterpiece" - Unseen Film

★★★★★ - The List 

★★★★★ - Camden New Journal

★★★★ - Time Out

"An immersive and captivating film"  - Playlist

"An engrossing heartbreaker of a doc" - LA Weekly


Daniel  McCabe  is  a  New  York  based  photographer  and  director.  His  work  has  appeared  in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary.


Venice International Film Festival 2017

Camden International Film Festival 2017

IDFA 2017

DOC NYC 2017

CPH:DOX 2018

Docville 2018



Nominated - Outstanding Achievement in Production - Cinema Eye Honors 2018

Masters Category - Documentari Inchieste Giornalismi 2018

Best film Editing - Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston 2018

Best Picture Grand Jury Prize - Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston 2018

Best of Fest - DC Independent Film Festival 2018

Nominee- Best Documentary- Stockholm Film Festival 2017

Best Documentary - Vues D'Afrique 2018

TBF Award - Festival Des Libertés 2018


Director / Producer: Daniel Mccabe

Producer: Geoff Mclean

Editor / Producer: Alyse Ardell Spiegel

Field Producer: Horeb Bulambo Shindano

Voice of Kasongo: Isaach De Bankole

Composer: Johnny Klimek

Executive Producer: Joslyn Barnes

Executive Producer: Karol Martesko-Fenster

Executive Producer: Michael Cohl

Executive Producers: Gernot Schaffler / Thomas Brunner