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Congo in Four Acts

69' 2010 South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo director: Dieudo Hamadi cinematography: Divita wa Lusala, Deschamps Matala, Dieudo Hamadi editing: Divita wa Lusala production: Suka! Production

A close-up of Congolese problems.

This film by three Congolese artists (in their cinematic debut) consists of four novellas. The first part, "Women Who Wait," is a tragicomedy on the functioning of the maternal ward in Kinshasa. The next novella, "Kinshasa Symphony," shows the entire range of dangers that await the residents of garbage-filled Kinshasa slums. "Zero Tolerance" takes on the systemic sexual violence against women. The final novella shows what is left of a mine that once gave the Congo its power: women and children lethargically crushing rocks among the lunar landscape filled with countless mounds. "Congo in Four Acts" is the best evidence that local problems are best seen up close.

SCREENINGS
U-jazdowski Pracownia
13.12 / 18:00