Berlinale

Back to Kinshasa (Retour à Kinshasa)

Synopsis
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.

Congo
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 €