Stalked by the Congolese security services for taking part in the youth uprising against President Kabila's 3rd term in January 2015, Ben flees to New York with the help of a few friends. On the spot his asylum application is rejected. Ben has a choice between living illegally United States or returning clandestinely to the Congo. He chooses to return to Kinshasa. He makes a stop in Brazzaville before crossing the river in secret, joining the base which continues to mobilise against the third mandate.
Director: Dieudo Hamadi
Production: Kiripi Films (Congo), Les films de l’oeil sauvage (France), Bärbel Mauch Films (Germany)
World sales: tbc
German WCF partner: Bärbel Mauch Films
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2016
Funding amount: 40,000 €