Launched in 2009, Congo in Harlem is an annual series of Congorelated films and events at the Maysles Cinema in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. The series showcases a wide range of films by Congolese and international directors, representing the most important issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most screenings are followed by filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, special events, musical performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem aims to provide audiences with more than the traditional moviegoing experience; it offers opportunities to celebrate Congolese culture, learn about current issues, engage in dialogue, and get involved. Presented by Maysles Documentary Center, Friends of the Congo and True Walker Productions, Congo in Harlem is a volunteer-run, non-profit series funded entirely by grants and individual contributions.