HBO to air Congo documentary

Jan. 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- HBO says it plans to air "Reporter," a documentary Ben Affleck and Steve Cantor executive produced about the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

With reporting by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof, the film is to have its broadcast debut on the cable network Feb. 18.

The documentary, which was directed by Eric Metzgar, follows Kristof as he searches for individuals whose stories reflect the crisis unfolding in the war-torn Congo.

"Kristof journeys through ravaged villages and displacement camps, and makes a harrowing visit to the Congo's reigning rebel warlord, General Nkunda, at his jungle hideout," said representatives for the film.

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