30.09. - 09.10.2021

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.
Original title: Makala
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Swahili
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Emmanuel Gras
Screenplay: Emmanuel Gras
Cast: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
Producer: Nicolas Anthomé
Director of Photography: Emmanuel Gras
Music: Gaspar Claus
Production Design:
Editor: Karen Benainous
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Les Films du Losange
Production: Bathysphere
Contact: Lise Zipci, Les Films du Losange:


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