Curated film programme @ Biennale de Lubumbashi

This year the Biennale de Lubumbashi includes 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 this year’s biennale.

The topics are the decolonisation of the (post)colonial imaginary by reactivating the Congolese point of view or intimate family narratives that are often outside the conventional narratives of History; the consequences of the mining industry on local and global economy and 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 issues.

The opening night will take place at the Maison Wallonie-Bruxelles. Other screening evenings are kindly hosted by Institut français – Halle de l’Etoile.

Friday 25 October 2019, 19:30

Special screening in the presence of the artists
, Tétshim & Frank Mukunday (DRC/BE, 2019, 10’)

Saturday 26 October 2019, 19:00

Special screenings in the presence of the filmmakers
, Petna Ndaliko Katondolo (RDC, 2019, 37′)
The Mermaids or Aidan in Wonderland, Karrabing Film Collective (AU, 2018, 27′)

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 17:00

Series of Congolese short films, in the presence of the filmmakers
Goma Lumière, Benoît Mugabo Baritegera (RDC, 2017, 14′)
Théâtre Urbain, Nelson Makengo (RDC, 2017, 12′)
Ennemi du temps, Abraham Barakomerwa Muhindo (RDC, 2016, 11′)
Postcolonial Dilemna #Track4 (Remix), Collectif Kongo Astronauts (RDC, 2018, 14′)
Zombies, Baloji (RDC/BE, 2019, 15′)

Saturday 2 November 2019, 18:00

Congolese première
Core Dump, François Knoetze (SA, 2019, 60′)

Thursday 7 November 2019, 18:00

Congolese première
Soeur Oyo, Monique Mbeka Phoba (RDC/BE, 2014, 24′)
Ce magnifique gâteau, Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels (BE, 2018, 44′)

Thursday 21 November 2019, 18:00

Tribute to the father of African cinemas in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Afrique of the Institut français
La Noire de…, Sembene Ousmane (SN, 1966, 80′)

Friday 22 November 2019, 18:00

Congolese première
A l’ombre de nos fantômes, Ayesha Hameed & Hamedine Kane (SN/MR, 2018, 15′)
An Opera of the World, Manthia Diawara (PT/USA/Mali, 2017, 70’)

Saturday 23 November 2019, 19:00

La Mazda Jaune et Sa Sainteté, Sandra Heremans (BE, 2018, 10′)
Un amour rêvé, Arthur Gillet (BE, 2018, 71′)


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