A sobering look into the turmoil of the Congolese elections through the eyes of three activists.
In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time. Director Dieudo Hamadi documented the resulting demonstrations and followed three protagonists of the resistance. They are Ben, who lives in exile in New York, but decides to join the struggle in the Congo, Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, and Christian, who fights on undaunted in the streets of Kinshasa.
Is it useful to carry on the struggle in exile, or is it better to fight on the ground in the Congo? Should resistance be non-violent, or should force be used if required? Hamadi closely follows the protagonists with a handheld camera, even in precarious conditions, in order to explore the pros and cons of different forms of resistance. To this day, Kabila remains in office – unconstitutionally.
DRC/FR/DE, 2018, 75’, Lingala spoken, French subtitles, starts every 90’.