On the eve of postponed Congolese elections, two Congolese and two Belgian cineastes make a film about Kinshasa and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The four filmmakers want to tell a story together, but having grown up on other sides of history, they have different views on how to tell that story. What should it look like? Who should be in it? For whom is it made?
Faire-part is the search of four filmmakers for a way to portray the city. Through filming artistic performances in public space, they paint a provocative picture of Kinshasa and its relations with the rest of the world.
Anne Reijniers and Rob Jacobs presented their debute Échangeur at the Bâtard Festival 2016. Faire-Part is their second film. Nizar Saleh collaborated on Échangeur as a researcher. Paul Shemisi was selected for the film festival Douarnenez with his short documentary movie Marché Koweït.
TALA Yannos Majestikos is one of Kinshasa’s most active and most engaged street performers. With TALA (‘look’) he’s taking to the streets with questions on the past, present and future relationships between Belgium and DR Congo.
film by Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi & Rob Jacobs, production: De Imagerie & Kimpavita Films, partners: Kinact, VAF, Argos, Animal Tank, Het Bos, Beursschouwburg, Fonds Pascal Decroos & Taxshelter Belgium