Radio Congo
by Philippe Ayme

53’ - In postproduction
Kikongo, Lingala, French




DR Congo, 2018. The long awaited presidential elections trigger hopes and debates all over the country. In the countryside, community radios struggle to cover the turmoil despite increasing political unrest, censorship and depletion of energy resources. When in a village lost in the palm fields a forgotten palm oil Diesel engine is found, all the farmers are asked to unite to save their local radio. A resounding tale about freedom of expression, political awareness and the frailty of democracy.



Broadcasters: Public Sénat, Lyon Capitale TV (France)
In coproduction with Atelier Atlas 
With the support of the CNC, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region,
Procirep Angoa, SCAM Brouillon d’un rêve grant, SACEM music grant
Selected at the 2017 Sheffield MeetMarket


To be broadcasted on Public Sénat on May 25th, 2019 at 9pm  

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