King Leopold’s Ghost

Based on the book by Adam Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who defied Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century’s first great human rights movement.

DIRECTOR:
Ben Affleck

PRODUCERS:
Ben Affleck / Pearl Street Films
Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff / Sikelia Productions
Harry & Gina Belafonte

IMPACT FOCUS:
Human Rights