(Charity) - Congo Stories. Ryan Gosling becomes a photographer for Enough Project!




Hello GosAdd,
the blog is back (so it seems at the moment).

And the first thing I want to post after quite a year of absence is a Charity project of our Gos.

Actually the project is an old one, finalized just now.

Do you remember when Ryan was in the Congo in 2010 for the Enough Project! Raise hope for Congo (read here)?

At the time Ryan took photographs that have been now published on the book "Congo Stories: battling five centuries of exploitation and greed".

 
From the (official site)
From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award winning, John Prendergast
co-writes acompelling book with Fidel Bafilemba -- with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling
-- revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout thelast five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe.
The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation.
The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighborhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And now, finally, there are human rights movements led by young people in the United States and Europe building solidarity with Congolese change-makers in support ofdignity, justice, and equality for the Congolese people. As a result, the way the world deal with Congo is finally changing.
Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo to document some of the stories notonly of the Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country but also of young Congolese people overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and help take care of their families.
The book features the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
and one of many of theCongo lese upstanders whose lives are profiled in the book.
Through Gosling's photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that
directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, CONGO STORIES provides windows into the history, the people, the challenges, the possibilities, and the movements that could change the course of Congo's destiny.
With Prendergast and Bafimemba, Ryan will tour the US  to promote the book.

December 10, Monday - in Los Angeles - 
Hosted by Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads.
Who: John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” 
Time: at 7pm
Where: West Hollywood Public Library, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard - West Hollywood, CA
Buy tickets HERE

December 13, Thursday - Washington, DC
Hosted by Politics & Prose Bookstore
Who: John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” 
Time: at 7pm
Where: GW Betts Theatre   800 21st St NW   Washington   DC    20052
Buy tickets HERE

December 14, Friday - New York City
Hosted by Strand Book Bookstore
Who: John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” 
Time: from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Strand Bookstore (Rare Book Room) - 828 Broadway at 12th Street - NY, NY 10003
Buy tickets HERE

Visit the official site for more infos about the book and the events.

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