Dieudo Hamadi | DR Congo, France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway 2018 | 75 Min. | OmeU
Christian, Ben and Jean-Marie are fighting for political change of power and free elections in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But the incumbent President refuses to relinquish power. How can the course of events be changed? Must they join forces with the historical opposition leader and his powerful party? Is dialogue still possible or must they resign themselves to a popular uprising and the risk of a blood bath? « Kinshasa Makambo » immerses us in the combat these three activists are engaged in, a combat that neither bullets, nor prison, nor exile seem able to stop.
Author/Director: Dieudo Hamadi
Photography: Dieudo Hamadi
Sound: Christian L.L., Dieudo Hamadi
Editing: Hélène Ballis
Producer: Les films de l’oeil Sauvage
Coproduction: Kiripifilms, Alva Film, Bärbel Mauch Film, Flimmer Film
TV coproduction: ARTE, RTS, Al Jazeera English
Berlinale – Panorama 2018 / True-False, USA 2018 / Cinéma du Réel – Compétition Internationale, France 2018 / HotDocs – World Showcase, Canada 2018 / FCAT, Spain 2018 / AFI Docs, USA 2018 / Étonnants Voyageurs, France 2018 / Docaviv, Israel 2018 / Sheffield Doc Fest, UK 2018: TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD / Doc Cévennes, France 2018 / Beldocs, Serbia 2018 / Baatou Africa, France 2018 / Durban FF, South Africa 2018 / Open City Documentary Festival, UK 2018 / Take One Action Edinburgh, Scotland 2018 / Festival de cinéma de Douarnenez, France 2018 / Etats Généraux du Documentaire, France 2018 / Doku fest, Kosovo 2018 / FIFF Namur, Belgium 2018 / Zurich Int’l Film Festival, Switzerland 2018 / Beursschouwburg, Brussels Belgium 2018 / Zanzibar IFF, 2018 / Ecrans Noirs, Yaoundé & Douala, Cameroun 2018 / Africajarc, France 2018 / Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania 2018 / FilmInitiativ Koeln, Germany 2018 / Französische Filmtage Tübingen, Germany 2018 / Festival Ciné Droit Libre, Ouaga – Burkina Faso 2018 / FIFDHG, Oceania 2018 / Capetown International Film Market & Festival, Capetown 2018 / Internazionale a Ferrara, Italy 2018 / Valdivia Festival, Chili 2018 / Docs Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018 / Indie Memphis Film Festival, USA 2018 / Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival, Austria 2018 / Französische Filmtage, Germany 2018 / Journées Cinématograhiques de Carthage, Tunisia 2018 Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brasil 2018 Festival des Cinémas d’Afrique du Pays d’Apt, France 2018 / RIDM, Canada 2018 / Augen Blicke Afrika, Germany 2018 / Festival Dei Popoli, Italie 2018 / Verzio Human Rights Film Festival, Hungary 2018 / Les Oeillades Albi, France 2018 / Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano, Italy 2018 / Online African Film Festival, 2018 / Forumdoc, Brasil 2018 / Corpus Africana, France 2018 / Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme de Guadeloupe 2018 / RECIDAK, Senegal 2018 / Transcinema Non-Fiction Festival, Peru 2018 / FIFDH, France 2018 / Kings of Doc, Germany 2018 / This Human World, Austria 2018 / DocPoint Helsinki, Finland 2019 / FESPACO, Ouaga Burkina Faso 2019 / Watch Docs, Poland 2018 / DocHouse London UK 2018 / Black Movie, Geneva Switzerland 2019
True Vision Award – True/False, USA 2018
TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD – Sheffield Doc Fest, UK 2018
Prix du Meilleur Documentaire – Cinémas d’Afrique du Pays d’Apt, France 2018
Dieudo Hamadi was born in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1984 and studied Medicine in 2005-2008. He then attended several documentary workshops. Dieudo Hamadi is author of two short documentaries Ladies in Waiting and Zero Tolerance that caught the attention of several festivals in Europe (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam) and Canada (Toronto). Ladies In Waiting received the ”Pierre and Yolande Perrault” scholarship at Cinema du Réel (Paris) in 2009. In 2013, with Atalaku, his first feature documentary about the 2011 election campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he won the Joris Ivens award for best first film, presented by Marceline Loridan (Cinema du Réel), Best Foreign Film at the San Diego Black Film Festival (USA), the Jury Prize at FIDADOC (Agadir, Morocco) and 3 other awards. In 2014, National Diploma receives both the International Prize of the SCAM and the Potemkin award at Cinéma du Réel (France), is selected at TIFF (Toronto). In 2017, Mama Colonel won two prizes at the Berlinale Forum, and went to more than 80 festivals worldwide.