Congo 1961

During the Congo Crisis (1960-1964), several hundred Norwegian and Swedish soldiers were sent to the Congo as UN peacekeepers. They were pioneers of the UN peacekeeping forces, and were sent on dangerous missions, but knew little or nothing about what they were sent to. For the first time, the veterans talk about their experiences. They tell about dramatic rescue operations and captivity that have never been told before. Then UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld had great ambitions for the UN, and the UN Congo operation was far ahead of its time. At a time when the world is once again characterized by Great Power Politics, the film is a warm defense of international cooperation and presents exclusive, never seen archive material from the Congo crisis.
Director: Erik Martiniussen
Writer: Erik Martiniussen
Producer: Erik Martiniussen
Key Cast
Riccardo Sarti
Vanessa Montanari
Festival Status: Winner, BestFeature Documentary.


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