Until There Is Peace
Screening of a documentary film, followed by a panel discussion Sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Malawi and the Republic of South Africa Supported by the United Nations Departments of Public Information and Peacekeeping Operations
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to MONUSCO - the largest UN Peacekeeping mission in the world. The 2nd largest country in Africa is under siege by 42 active rebel groups.
Until There Is Peace, directed by Melonie Kastman, follows a special group of Peacekeepers from Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania, known as the Force Intervention Brigade. The FIB exemplifies African countries working together for peace. The film offers a ground floor view of this combat force, with an intimate look at their everyday lives protecting the local population under extreme and difficult circumstances.
The film’s stunning visuals and original music provide a unique experience of the journey towards peace - the boundless determination of the Peacekeepers and the unbreakable spirit of the Congolese.
The Panel Discussion will feature:
Melonie Kastman, Director of “Until there is Peace”
Ambassador Necton Mhura, Permanent Representative of Malawi.
Ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa
Col. Ian Sinclair (ret.), Director of the UN Operations and Crisis Centre (UNOCC).
DPI to moderate panel discussion
Wednesday18 October, 2017 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber United Nations HQ