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Kinshasa Makambo

One of the major political documentaries of 2018 + Audience discussion, Short Films

22 September 2018, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Region/Country Focus
| Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Explosive portrait of three young grassroots activists fighting for free elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Like so many of their country(wo)men, Christian, Ben (freshly returned from exile) and Jean-Marie (only just released from prison) desperately want their country to embrace democracy.  But as Joseph Kabila, who took control of the Congo in 2001, continues to run rough-shod over the country’s constitution, pent-up tensions erupt into violence on the streets.

Director Dieudo Hamadi embeds himself in the protests; chronicling his protagonists’ rebellion, doubts and anger as they grapple with how best to support their country. As divisions within the opposition movement threaten its very survival, Kinshasa Makambo presents a raw, no-holds-barred observation of the inevitable clash between idealism and pragmatism in the face of brutal oppression.

Plus Audience discussion, Short Films

Join us after the film to explore transitions from grassroots activism into the political arena, and representations of African opposition movements in Western media – with guests including Dr Kate Wright (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh).

Screening with: I am Bisha (Roopa Goginemi, USA, 2018, 15mins)


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22 September 2018, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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