A copy of the film "Congo - White King, Red Rubber, Black Death" is deposited in locker No. 55 in the entrance hall to the Royal Museum of Central Africa, Brussels.
"The story of King Leopold II of Belgium's brutal colonisation of central Africa, turning it into a vast rubber-harvesting labour camp in which millions died." - BBC 2003.
In 2007 while in an antique book store in Antwerp I was told this story; "that Congo - White King, Red Rubber, Black Death was banned from the official circuit (of movie theaters); playing only at alternative movie-festivals and then only as a censored version".
Louis Michel, former deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Belgium, attacked the film as; "a tendentious diatribe".
However, Peter Bate, the maker of the film, has stated; "the Belgian government and royal family didn’t want it to be shown, but Belgium is still a democracy, so it was shown on Belgian TV in 2004 and 2005".
The Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren outside Brussels was founded by Leopold himself, to raise money for his project in Africa.