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Le Groupe Amos

Born, 1989 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

Founded 1989 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Members: Flory Kayembe Shamba, José Mpundu, Thierry N’Landu Mayamba, Jos Das.

“Le Groupe Amos took its name from the Old Testament prophet Amos, who is known to have struggled for social justice. While surrounded by a divided nation in decay, this outstanding group of activists of various Christian faiths isolate and inspire creativity to promote social change by means of non-violent actions. Groupe Amos has produced a wealth of didactic materials with various grass-roots Congolese groups in the form of video documentaries, theater works, paintings, radio broadcasts, and publications. In particular, Amos has focused on the plight of women with short video documentaries. Committed to the increased optimism and enhancement of all people, Amos also has produced educational documentaries, booklets and picture books on various topics such as free and democratic elections, local history, and culture. A further means of distributing discussions of and information on these topics is the production and distribution of radio programs.”

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