King Leopold’s Ghost (2021)
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer(s): Farhad Safinia; Adam Hochschild (novel)
Synopsis: This film is an account of the Congolese who defied Leopold II and fought back. Their heroic plight sparked a daring and unlikely alliance between a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy that shone a light on the horrors and gave birth to the first human rights movement. Once photographs were made public, Leopold’s charade of spreading Christianity in the heart of darkness was exposed as a greedy ruse, and the king was assailed by the likes of Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Conrad, whose disgust with Leopold’s “civilizing mission” led to writing Heart of Darkness.
Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Unknown
Note: Harry and Gina Belafonte are producers on this project. Original announcement.