a documentary by
Markus Schmidt, Jan Bernotat & Marion Glaser

Is this gang of untrained combatants really challenging one of Africa’s most effective armys?

Jason Stearns, a former UN-demobilisation officer, whom we met in Buakvu and Kinshasa wrote this report for :

« If peaceful avenues for disarming the FDLR are exhausted, the only solution left will be a military one. »


« Though too weak to imperil Rwanda's government, and though many of its members are not themselves genocidaires, the FDLR (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda) gives Kigali justification for continued interference in the Congo and threats to invade. »