Thirty-one-year-old Ben is one of the leaders of a civil society movement campaigning for democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In a country where the president, Joseph Kabila, has sought to cling to power by any means necessary, exceeding the term limits stipulated by the constitution and violently repressing any hint of popular protest, his is a dangerous position to be in.
So when Ben discovers that he is wanted by his country’s national security services, he heads to the US, where he seeks asylum. But when his visa is rejected, he must return to the DRC. There, he is reunited with his friends and fellow leaders of the civil society movement – Christian and Jean-Marie, who was until recently languishing in a government prison.
Together, they must decide how to oppose a president who refuses to relinquish power. Will they join forces with the traditional opposition party? Is it too late for dialogue? Should they resign themselves to a popular uprising and the risk of a blood bath?
Back to Kinshasa follows the three activists as they brave the possibility of bullets, prison and exile in their fight for the future of their country.
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