Downstream to Kinshasa

THU 18 NOV
18.00h ARSENAL
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by Dieudo Hamadi
DR Congo, France, Belgium I 2020 I 90 min I OV with Engl. Subs
Digital Q+A with the director

Congolese director Dieudo Hamadi’s award-winning documentary depicts the struggle for justice by victims of the six-day war between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies in the Congolese town of Kisangani. Uganda was found guilty of war crimes by the International Court of Justice, but the victims were not compensated.
Twenty years later, a group of nine women and men set out on a multi-week journey downriver to the capital, Kinshasa, to finally seek redress.
Dieudo Hamadi’s powerful documentary was the first Congolese film selected to compete at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, including winning the top prize at last year’s DOKFest Leipzig.

Dieudo Hamadi
Dieudo Hamadi

Congolese director Dieudo Hamadi’s award-winning documentary depicts the struggle for justice by victims of the six-day war between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies in the Congolese town of Kisangani. Uganda was found guilty of war crimes by the International Court of Justice, but the victims were not compensated.
Twenty years later, a group of nine women and men set out on a multi-week journey downriver to the capital, Kinshasa, to finally seek redress.
Dieudo Hamadi’s powerful documentary was the first Congolese film selected to compete at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, including winning the top prize at last year’s DOKFest Leipzig.

 

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