LE MINISTRE DES POUBELLES – THE MINISTER OF GARBAGE
Quentin Noirfalisse | Republic of Congo, Belgium and France 2017 | 75 Min. | OmeU
While his country, the Republic of the Congo, is heading towards uncertain elections, the nimble-fingered artist Emmanul Botalatala is in the middle of working on his latest assemblage. Using his sharp eyes and sense, he creates wonderful reflections of his society. Celebrated as a genius by some, labelled as a lunatic by others, the 64-year old has sacrificed everything for his art and considers himself a man with a destiny: creating an art centre, in which he can leave more to future generations then just piles of trash.