Synopsis:
Under the shadows of the trees, a popular Congolese painter hangs his canvas on the campus of the University of Kinshasa -UniKin, formerly Lovanium- in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Using rediscovered photographs of former leaders, the painter retraces the story of a forgotten and violently repressed student revolt at the end of the 1960s under the Mobutu regime. This provokes a public and collective remembrance among current students and raises the issue that no one has yet been able to grieve. As the canvas progresses, it’s the current students’ situation that is revealed through the dialogue that unfolds. The present resonates with the past.
Director's filmography:
- Les fantômes de Lovanium (2013 - TV)
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2013
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
50'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
AJC! Atelier des Jeunes Cinéastes