Directors: Dieudo Hamadi

  • COUNTRY : Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway

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In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time. This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three men who are part of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country's freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila's extension of his time in office seems paralysed. Kinshasa Makambo immerses us in the combat these three activists are engaged in, a combat that neither bullets nor prison nor exile seem able to stop. This compelling doccie, the fourth feature film from celebrated Congolese director Dieudo Hamadi, earn him the True Vision award at this year's True/False film festival for advancing the art of nonfiction cinema.

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