Kafka au Congo

Marlène Rabaud / Arnaud Zajtman

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2011

A journey through the meanders of justice and backroom politics in Congo. Gorette Mawazu has been entangled in a demoralizing court case for fifteen years, and politicians hand out money to win votes. Kafka in the Congo.

Synopsis

Gorette’s land has been illegally expropriated. Being too poor to hire a lawyer, she pleads her own case. For fifteen years, she has been sent from pillar to post, and risks losing the case. Gorette says to her daughter: “I have spent the entire day in the courtroom because those who are supposed to represent law and order play fast and loose with the facts.”
Bahati Lukwebo, a minister who is responsible for the National Congolese Assembly’s budget, clings on to his position, while fellow-politicians buy over people in the street in return for their support.
Kafka au Congo shows how every individual – both low and high on the social ladder – has to face corruption in the Congo.

Credits

Belgium 2010, 59 min.

Documentary,

Spoken language: French, Swahili, Lingala, Local languages

Subtitles: English

Official website: http://www.eklektik.be/index.php?language=en

Productions:

Eklektik Productions

info@eklektik.be

+32 25347595

http://www.eklektik.be

World sales:

Ventes-CBA / WIP-Sales

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+32 477617170

http://www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be/

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