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Margaret Blair Young is an American writer and the president of the Congo Rising Corporation, a foundation focused on initiatives on the Democratic Republic of Congo, including film. She taught creative writing for thirty-four years at Brigham Young University in the USA. She has published six novels and two short story collections, as well as numerous essays. Two of her award-winning plays have been produced, as well as three documentary films she scripted and produced. She and the Congo Rising team were producers of the Congolo-Americain film endeavors, “Heart of Africa” and “Companions. She believes that film provides a road to sharing instruction in anything, insights on everything, and a new lens to see dimensions of beauty. The current project for Congo Rising is a film about Patrice Lumumba.