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,
Angoa, SCAM Brouillon d’un rêve grant, SACEM music grant
Selected at the 2017 Sheffield MeetMarket
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.