Synopsis:
Some see him as a madman, others as a genius. Sharp-eyed, nimble-fingered, poliocrippled Emmanuel Botalatala is Kinshasa’s Minister of Garbage. The position is however unofficial; it is merely a stage name. As the Congo heads towards critical and uncertain elections, the Minister has a «destiny». In the capital city’s working-class districts, he creates three-dimensional artworks with the waste vomited day after day by Kinshasa. Through those, he puts forth a reflection on his country’s and Africa’s evolution. At 64 years of age, he finds himself at a turning point. Entering the last portion of his life completely penniless, he dreams of throwing a glorious feat at the face of frantic “Kin”: creating a cultural centre to host his rain-corroded work. The film addresses the role the artist and his vision can play in a country searching for itself.
Director's filmography:
- Le ministre des poubelles (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2017
Status:
Production
Runtime:
52'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Dancing Dog productions