26.9. - 5.10.2019

Makala France 2017 | 96 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Emmanuel Gras

After his studies in Paris, EMMANUEL GRAS (*1976) worked as a cameraperson on documentary films before he began to realize his own projects.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In Kolwezi, a town in Southern Congo, a young man works as a charcoal burner, making charcoal to sell in the town. The roads he has to travel are difficult and dangerous, but his strength and his dream of a better life help to overcome the hardships.  Documentarist Emmanuel Gras accompanied this tough life with his camera, and his impressive portrait makes capitalism's exploitative cycle painfully visible. Makala won the main prize in the section Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.
Orig. Title: Makala
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Swahili
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: Emmanuel Gras
Screenplay: Emmanuel Gras
Cast: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
Producer: Nicolas Anthomé
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Gaspar Claus
Camera: Emmanuel Gras
Set Designer:
Cutter: Karen Benainous
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Les Films du Losange
Production: Bathysphere
contact: Lise Zipci, Les Films du Losange:


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