The Biennale de Lubumbashi will include a special film programme curated by Rosa Spaliviero, film producer and member of Picha. Selected films are realised by artists and filmmakers who unveil a research approach in terms of cinematographic language and whose subjects align with the themes developed in the curatorial concept of the biennale.
The topics are the decolonisation of the (post)colonial imaginary, reactivating the Congolese point of view or the intimate family narratives that are often outside the conventional narratives of history; the consequences of the mining industry in the local economy and its impact on ecology; the speculative narratives of past or future times that question colonial history or current events, in relation to the Congo or the Global South; and finally the migration crisis and the North-South relation issues.
Here are some of the films that will be screened during the biennale:
Matata by Petna Ndaliko Katondolo (DRC, 2019, 37’)
Core Dump by François Knoetze (SA, 2018-2019, 40′)
Diorama by Matthias De Groof (BE, 2018, 34’)
The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland by Karrabing Collective (AU, 2018, 26′)
Les naufragés de la Méditerranée by Tiecoura N’daou (Mali, 2015, 4’)
An Opera of the World by Manthia Diawara (PT/US/Mali, 2017, 70′)
Soeur Oyo by Monique Mbeka Phoba (BE/RDC, 2013, 24′)
A Dreamed Love by Arthur Gillet (BE, 2018, 71′)
Machini by Tétshim and Frank Mukunday (RDC/BE, 2019, 8′)
Find here more information about the complete film programme.
Image: Matata, a film by Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, produced by Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and Katie Donington, with Sarah Mukadi Kadima and Dorine Mokha © Alkebu Film Productions and Yole!Africa – 2019