An animated documentary about children's drawings from the military pillaging that hit their community in September 1991, this short uses limited animated techniques interspersing the children's drawings with drawings from Kibushi himself.
Stemming from Sankuru in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jean Michel Kibushi's work is a testament to his culture and the specific political history within which his work resides. Kinshasa, Septembre Noir is an animated documentary that consists of a collection of chalk drawings by children from Kinshasa who witnessed the military pillaging and chaos that hit their community in September, 1991. These drawings, with others by the artist himself, were interspersed using limited animated techniques, recounting the events that unfolded during that time. Its measured sparseness gives this animation a strong visual and emotional impact, testament to the children's experiences.
BLACK SEPTEMBER IN KINSHASA / KINSHASA, SEPTEMBRE NOIR
Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1992 | Animation | 7 Minutes | French with English subs
Animated/ Written by: J.M Kibushi,
directed by Jean-Michel KIBUSHI,
2016 | African Animation: A short Films Evening, BERLIN, Germany
* Organised by AfricAvenir, at Hackesche Höfe Kino
* Selection (curator: Ebele Okoye)