Congo in Four Acts | Film Festival One World 2011
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Congo in Four Acts



Congo en Quatre Acts
Dieudo Hamadi, Divita Wa Lusala, Kiripi Katembo Siku / Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa / 2010 / 69 min.

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the fourth biggest state in Africa. Though it possesses enormous mineral wealth its citizens are mired in poverty. This quartet of short, unpolished documentaries captures the tough reality in four parts of the desolate central African state. In the first film, Congolese filmmakers have documented the frustrating and lengthy process under which mothers leaving a jam-packed maternity hospital have to "pay" in jewellery and baby clothes. The second film depicts the problems of Kinshasa: overcrowding, a lack of drinking water, frequent flooding, and malaria linked to the rubbish that piles up everywhere. The city is in the west of the country, which is a war zone notorious for a high incidence of rape. The third act concerns the case of two teenagers who rape and rob a woman of their mother's age. The final film examines the fate of Congolese women and small children surviving on just a dollar a day and forced to take on gruelling work breaking stones.

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Screenings

11.03. / 22:00 / Atlas malý sál
13.03. / 13:30 / Lucerna
15.03. / 18:30 / Divadlo Archa

Category

I Want To Break Free

Production

Steven Markovitz
Suka! Productions
27 Caledon Street
Cape Town
8001 South Africa
tel: +27 21 465 4686
steven@bigworld.co.za