The Peacekeepers

The Peacekeepers


                                    The Peacekeepers
| 1 h 23 min
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In this documentary, Paul Cowan delivers unprecedented access to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, and the determined and often desperate manoeuvres to avert another Rwandan disaster, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC). The film cuts back and forth between the United Nations headquarters in New York and events on the ground in the DRC. We are with the peacekeepers in the 'Crisis Room' as they balance the risk of loss of life on the ground with the enormous sums of money required from uncertain donor countries. We are with UN troops as the northeast Congo erupts and the future of the DRC, if not all of central Africa, hangs in the balance. As Secretary General Kofi Annan tells the General Assembly at the conclusion of The Peacekeepers: "History is a harsh judge. The world will not forgive us if we do nothing." Whether the world's peacekeeper did enough remains to be seen.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Credits
  • director
    Paul Cowan
  • photography
    Paul Cowan
  • writer
    Paul Cowan
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • sound
    Craig Lapp
  • original music
    Jean Mallet
  • narrator
    Karen Feiertag
  • producer
    Adam Symansky
  • executive producer
    Éric Michel
  • archival management
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • stock shot research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Bonnie G. Rowan
  • research consultant
    Virginie Millière
  • sound editor
    Claude Chevalier
  • mixing
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • producer
    Paul Saadoun
  • production team
    Danièle Borg
    Fabien Boutron
    Catherine Frebourg
    Marie-Christine Gely
    Malik Menaï
    Sandra Moella
    Véronique Rabuteau

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  • Abon

    This is a good film, but with a caveat; its narrative wholly overlooks the role played by national resource laws in perpetuating violence and instability. Capitalism remains the elephant in the room yet again.

    Abon, 17 Jan 2017