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History's deadliest king
In 1904, Chief Lontulu laid 110 twigs in front of a foreign commission. Every twig represented a person in his village who died because of King Leopold's brutal regime in the Congo. His testimony joined hundreds of others to help bring an end to one of the greatest atrocities in human history. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja details the horrific abuses of Leopold's occupation and looting of the Congo. [Directed by Héloïse Dorsan Rachet, narrated by Safia Elhillo, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].