When Elephants Fight

Duration: 90 min.
Year of production: 2015
Country of production: USA, Kongo, Rwanda, Canada
Director: Michael Ramsdell

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the richest deposits of increasingly desired by the Western consumer electronics minerals – including copper and coltan. Instead of improving the quality of life of the poorest nations on earth, billions of dollars go to the multinational corporations, corrupt politicians and local militias. Exploitation of these minerals is fueling the war, which in 1996 absorbed five million lives. Maybe one day this conflict will be known as the greatest crime against humanity in modern history. Can we stop it?