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Downstream to Kinshasa

En Route Pour Le Milliard

Rating: PG

Synopsis

In 2000, the town of Kisangani became the epicentre of a war between Uganda and Rwanda that lasted six days. Two decades later, the tragedy is a faded memory in the country’s history. Now, the survivors— mostly orphaned, widowed or suffering from permanent disabilities—are seeking their rightful compensation, enduring a treacherous journey along the Congo River to the capital Kinshasa for a chance to be heard.

Downstream to Kinshasa is an emotive work of memory from one of the most prolific voices in Africancinema.Through creative interpretation and unobtrusive yet dynamic camerawork, Dieudo Hamadi’s raw and impassioned story about those abandoned by the government became the first Congolese film to be selected at Cannes Film Festival.

Official Selection – Festival de Cannes 2020

Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

“Amplify Voices Award Special mention” 2020

Details

Director:

Dieudo Hamadi

Country:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium

Duration:

90 Mins

Rating:

PG

Year:

2020

Language(s):

Lingala, Swahilil

Showtimes

Cinema

03 Dec 2020, Thursday, 6:30pm

Oldham Theatre

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Film Credits

Director

Dieudo Hamadi is a Congolese director, writer, cinematographer and editor. His first feature documentary, Atalaku (2013), won the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel. His other critically acclaimed works include National Diploma (2014), Mama Colonel (2017) and Kinshasa Makambo (2018). Downstream to Kinshasa is his fifth feature documentary.

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Quentin Laurent
Frédéric Féraud
Dieudo Hamadi

Cast:

Victims of the Six-Day War