Two members of the filmmaking team were in a vehicle with members of their NGO partner SFCG (Search For Common Ground) and military liason officers near the village of Matebe when the vehicle was stopped by armed soldiers appearing to belong to FARDC (Congolese Army). The FARDC soldiers pulled people from the vehicle at gunpoint and demanded that all members of the team turn over mobile phones and cash. The soldiers then forcibly searched filmmaker John Nichols and seized the crew's filmmaking equipment, including their primary camera and audio gear. The soldiers also robbed a van traveling behind the filmmakers, also at gunpoint.