Curated film programme @ Biennale de Lubumbashi

Here we reveal some of the films that will be screened during the Biennale de Lubumbashi. 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, such as:

– the decolonization 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 mining in the economy and local and global ecology;
– the migration issue;
– the speculative narratives of past or future times that question colonial history or current events, in relation to the Congo or the Global South.

Pre-selection of films by Rosa Spaliviero, member of Picha and film producer:

Matata by Petna Ndaliko Katondolo (DRC), 2019, 37’
Core Dump byFrançois 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′
Un amour rêvé by Arthur Gillet (BE), 2018, 71′
Machini by Tétshim and Frank Mukunday (RDC/BE), 2019, 8′

Image : Matata, a film by Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, produced by Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and Katie Donington, featuring Sarah Mukadi Kadima and Dorine Mokha © Alkebu Film Productions and Yole!Africa – 2019