Congo: Magic, Gangs & Wrestlers

Channel 4

Unreported World

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Wrestlers are superstars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this vast and troubled country, wrestling is a passion, allowing fans to forget the poverty, violence and ongoing civil war for the duration of about.

Contests are televised and reported on the sports pages and attract thousands of fans.

In\ the capital, Kinshasa, Unreported World reporter Seyi Rhodes and \director Wael Dabbous find some of the superstars of the sport \practising 'black magic', and uncover allegations that many fighters are\ involved in gang violence and political intimidation.

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First Broadcast

May 11, 2012



Producer Director

Wael Dabbous


Seyi Rhodes

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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