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DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

by Dieudo Hamadi

synopsis

From June 5 to 10 of 2010, the city of Kisangani, in Democratic Republic of Congo, was the scene of fighting with heavy weapons between two Congolese rebel groups. One was allied to Uganda, the other to Rwanda.
Since then, the « Victims of Six Days War Association » struggles for recognition of this bloody conflict and asks for compensations. Uganda was found guilty of « war crimes » by the International Court of Justice, but the amount of compensation is still under discussion, two decades after the offences.
Tired of long years of bureaucratic wheeling and dealing, infructuous advocacy, tired of the growing indifference from their compatriots, the members of the Association decided to take charge of their own future : after a one month trip on the Congo river, they’ll raise their own voice in Kinshasa, where the institutions sit and most of the former war chiefs found refuge.

international title: Downstream to Kinshasa
original title: En route pour le Milliard
country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium
sales agent: AndanaFilms
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Dieudo Hamadi
film run: 90'
screenplay: Dieudo Hamadi
cinematography by: Dieudo Hamadi
film editing: Catherine Catella
producer: Dieudo Hamadi, Quentin Laurent, Frédéric Féraud
executive producer: Dieudo Hamadi, Quentin Laurent, Frédéric Féraud
production: Les Films de l'œil sauvage, Neon Rouge, Kiripifilms (CD)
backing: Al Jazeera Documentary Channel (QA), Aide aux cinémas du monde du CNC (FR), TV5 Monde (FR), RTBF (BE), Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (BE), région SUD PACA (FR), Final Cut in Venice (IT), IDFA Bertha Fund Classics (NL), Hot Docs Blue Eye Documentary Fund (CA), Procirep-Angoa (FR), Bourse Brouillon d’un Rêve de la Scam (FR)
distributor: AndanaFilms
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