Based on the real world experiences of 15-year-old LUCHA peace activist Yalala Binja, ARISE CONGOLESE! The Story of Yalala: Episode 1, 2, and 3 are produced in English, French, Lingala, and Swahili. ARISE CONGOLESE! was proudly developed in working solidarity with DR Congo's internationally recognized nonviolent youth movement LUCHA RDC and disseminated to thousands of Congolese freedom fighters in DR Congo and among the diaspora.
LUCHA RDC or Lutte pour le Changement (Struggle for Change) is a nonviolent, non-partisan, youth-organized citizen movement made up of Congolese from all walks of life, origins, and religions who share in a united desire for a truly independent, constitutional, democratic and prosperous Congo, and who militate for its advent through nonviolent actions. Today, LUCHA RDC poses the greatest Civil resistance to Congo'S corruption. Due to this, LUCHA youth have been captured, tortured, and killed.