Radio Congo
by Philippe Ayme

53’ - 2019
Kikongo, Kibunda, 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
Sales agent: Beliane 


Broadcast dates: Public Sénat on May 25, 2019 at 9pm + Aug 9 and 23 at 6pm & Lyon Capitale TV on July 26 at 9pm.
CINEMA SCREENINGS on Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 8:20pm / Fri Aug 30 at 3:10pm / Sun Sept 1 at 3:10pm / Tuesday Sept 3 at 8:20pm  @ Espace St-Michel 75005 Paris,  the whole program here and more info there.  Screenings @ Quai Branly Museum & La Clef Cinema, Paris (January 2020).


Festivals 2019/20: Namur IFF (campus), Lumières d’Afrique Besançon (competition), “Beyond Borders” Award @ Traces de vie Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand 2019, Bobines Sociales 2020
Part of “Les Toiles du Doc” program

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