Film bears witness to work of UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

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Melonie Kastman with Malawian Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Alex Naufel

After seeing negative news reports about UN peacekeepers, American filmmaker Melonie Kastman was inspired to share some positive stories surrounding the blue helmets.

She spent several months embedded with the Force Intervention Brigade at the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to document life in North Kivu province—one of the country's most hostile and unstable areas.

What she saw there confirmed her belief that UN peacekeepers are unabashedly dedicated to the goal of achieving peace in communities affected by conflict.

Ms Kastman spoke to Liz Scaffidi about her film 'Until There is Peace,' which was shown recently at UN Headquarters in New York.

Duration: 4’27″

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