Competition - Creative documentary

Downstream to Kinshasa

By Dieudo Hamadi

For the past 20 years, victims of the Six Day War have been struggling to obtain the financial reparations promised by the Congolese government. In the face of political apathy, and despite severe handicaps, they strive to make their voices heard in Kinshasa, at the heart of power. Then begins an adventure on the Congo River. This powerful film, selected at the Cannes Film Festival, is the work of one of contemporary African cinema’s masters.

Co-presented with the Délégation Genève Ville Solidaire (DGVS), TRIAL International, Lawyers Without Borders Switzerland, Rose Lokissim Association and  TV5Monde

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language(s) Lingala & Swahili
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

AfricaJusticeGrassroot Movements


Director(s)
Dieudo Hamadi

Producers

  • Dieudo Hamadi
  • Quentin Laurent
  • Frédéric Féraud

World sales

  • AndanaFilms

Distributor

  • Stephan Riguet
  • Grégory Bétend

Cinematographer

  • Dieudo Hamadi

Music

  • Les Zombies De Kisangani

Sound

  • Sylvain Aketi , Dieudo Hamadi
Duration
90'
Year
2020
Production country
Congo, France & Belgium
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a Video encounter conversation with the filmmaker