THIS IS CONGO producer Geoff McLean and representatives from Friends of the Congo will participate in Q&A’s at the Music Hall following the 7:20 PM screenings on Saturday, June 30th and Thursday, July 5. Dr. Kasereka George Kasomo from Friends of the Congo will participate in the Saturday screening. The Thursday representative is TBA.
Dr. Kasomo was born in Oicha/Beni Zaire, which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He studied in Kenya where he earned a bachelor of theology (BTH). Dr. Kasomo continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, where he earned an MA in Intercultural Studies, with an emphasis on Cultural Anthropology. He completed his PhD in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. His dissertation was on the “Creation and Maintenance of Culture of Violence in Eastern Congo.” Dr. Kasomo is currently the Senior Pastor of the African Christian Community Church of Southern California.