• Day

    Monday 8 March

    Time

    18.00

    Where

    Draken Film

  • Downstream to Kinshasa

    In June 2000, a bloody war raged in the streets of the city of Kisangani, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. For six days, troops from neighboring Rwanda and Uganda fought for control of the region’s mining wealth, leaving around 1,000 dead, and at least 3,000 wounded.

    Kisangani’s civilian victims were promised compensation, but 18 years have passed and they’ve still received nothing. Weary of all the false promises, some of them decide to go to the capital Kinshasa to voice their demands. Those who lost limbs in the war have been unable to rebuild a life for themselves, and their families often see them as a burden. They travel by boat along the Congo River, determined to get justice.

    Downstream to Kinshasa, in which the journey is punctuated by scenes from a play, is more than a demand for compensation: the spirit with which the victims claim their place in society makes this a portrait of human dignity.

    Release Monday 8 March at 18.00. The movie is available for streaming for 48 h.

    DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA by Dieudo Hamadi – official trailer from laterit productions on Vimeo

    • Director

      Dieudo Hamadi

    • Producers

      Dieudo Hamadi / Kiripi Films, Frédéric Féraud / Les Films de l’oeil sauvage, Quentin Laurent / Les Films de l’oeil sauvage, Aurélien Bodinaux / Neon Rouge Productions
    • Year

      2020

    • Country

      Congo

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Duration

      89 min

    • Festivalsection

      Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

    • Premiere

      Swedish premiere

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