Today, more than two years after the start of the atrocities, more than 1,000 people have died and hundreds remain missing. Another 80,000 people have fled the villages and started looking up the relative safety in the city of Beni. But it’s still unclear who is behind these attacks, and why the population is being hunted.
Since October 2014 more than 2000 citizens have been brutally murdered in and around Beni, a town in North Kivu, Congo. Both men, women and children are being slaughtered with machetes. Many others are raped and abducted.
This documentary shows you what is happening to the frightened and deserted people of Beni and its surrounding villages, right under the nose of the world’s most expensive UN peace mission.
Beni Files is a documentary by Elien Spillebeen and Martijn D’haene.
In cooperation with Jean Baptiste Kavunga and Richard Kirimba.
Supported by journalismfund.eu, FreePressUnlimited, V.I.F.F., 11.11.11, Vredeseilanden and Belgische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, DGD, Federale Overheidsdienst Buitenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking.
Beni Files was broadcasted on Belgian television (Vranckx, Canvas)
and on Brazilian television (Rede Globo) in 2017.