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Director
Marc-Henri Wajnberg

Filmography
1993 Just Friends
1997 Evgueny Khaldei (doc)
2001 Oscar Niemeyer, un architecte engagé dans le siècle (doc)
2006 La Ligne (short)
2010 Portrait de Kinshasa (doc)
2011 BAF (short)
2012 Kinshasa Kids

Biography
He was born in Belgium, in 1953. He is a scriptwriter, director, actor and producer. He has directed documentaries, short films, a series of very short films, animated films, and a full-length feature film dating back to 1993 called Just Friends. His films have received many awards and are distributed throughout the world. As a producer, he made a series of 33 documentaries for Arte, as well as a docu-fiction co-produced with Lars Von Trier. Kinshasa Kids is his second feature film.

International Competition

Kinshasa Kids / Marc-Henri Wajnberg

In the heart of the capital of Congo, Marc-Henri Wajnberg sets up a breath-taking chronicle of the life of the homeless children, who are neglected by their families for having been accused of witchcraft. The power of documentary infuses this fiction film, where fable not only meets reality, but also reflects it, in dark or lighter colors. The camera follows a group of outcast children in a journey that ends up in Kinshasa’s deep soul – in prejudice, illiteracy, in a society worn out by poverty and ignorance. Walking a tightrope, the director gives prominence to the glory of the disturbed juvenile innocence that never gives up hope. Children fight against all odds, with music on their side. In Wajnberg’s film, our senses are alert: the bright colors, the smell of garbage, the sound of music, the heroes’ fury.


Director:Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Script:Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Cinematography:Danny Elsen, Colin Houben
Editing:Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound:Luc Cuveele, Cyril Mossé, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Damien Defays
Music:Bebson “de la rue” and the Trionyx, The Diable Aza Te
With:José Mawanda (José), Rachel Mwanza (Rachel), Emmanuel Fakoko (Emma), Gabi Bolenge (Gabi), Gauthier Kiloko, (Gauthier), Joël Eziegue (Joël), Mickaël Fataki (Mickaël), Samy Molebe (Samy)
World Sales:mk2, France Juliette Schrameck T. +33 1 4467 3018 juliette.schrameck@mk2.com www.mk2.com
Producer:Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Serge Guez, Peter Krüger, DRCongo, Georges Abranches, Riva Kalimazi
Production:Wajnbrosse Productions, Belgium, T. +32 2 381 2831 F. +32 2 381 2832 wajnbrosse@wajnbrosse.com www.wajnbrosse.com & Inti Films, Belgium T.-F. +32 2 223 3005 peter@intifilms.com www.intifilms.com & Crescendo Films, France T. +33 1 4218 1820, F. +33 1 4218 1821 contact@ crescendofilms.fr
Production Country:Belgium-France
Format:HDCAM Color
Duration:85'
Production Year:2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 15:45 | ID:213
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 05, 2012 - 20:30 | ID:345
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