Mwimba Texas, wrestling and albinism in the D.R.Congo

© Soizic Sanson
Year of production : 2015
Format : Mid-length

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Mwimba Texas - wrestling and albinism in the D.R.Congo, is a documentary about the career of wrestler albino Mwimba Texas, chairman of the Foundation eponym for people living with albinism in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mwimba Texas, catch et albinisme en R.D.Congo est un documentaire sorti en 2015 retraçant le parcours et le quotidien d'un catcheur de renom vivant avec albinisme œuvrant pour les droits des albinos de la République Démocratique du Congo.

Mwimba Texas - wrestling and albinism in the D.R.Congo, is a documentary about the career of wrestler albino Mwimba Texas, chairman of the Foundation eponym for people living with albinism in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wrestling is the typical sports of this country. Often called "witch doctors" opponents will cast spells and involve magic and juju to win. Initiator of a new catch, a catch "classic without fetishes" in which reign only the strength and technique and where magic has it's place no more, Mwimba Texas revolutionized the sport, while opening it to the most disadvantaged. His talents as a wrestler contributed significantly to change the perception of albino people in the DRC, often seen on the African continent as weak and linked to witchcraft. After many victories in the ring, he decided in 1998 to make profit of his notoriety by creating the FMT, the Texas Foundation for Mwimba albino and vulnerable. This foundation since it's creation never ceases to gather albinos and disadvantaged during regular events offering donations and distributions of products helping these individuals to protect themselves from the sun. The skin cancer is unfortunately common for albinos people, especially on the African continent.

Featuring : Mwimba Texas, La FMT - Fondation Mwimba Texas pour les albinos et les vulnérables, Le catch club Inter Africa de Kinshasa, Le catch club Zamba de Kinshasa, Charles Mbuya, Tshomba Hondo, Patricia Willocq, Manda Tchebwa, Adrienne Ntankeu, Dickson Yala…

A film by : Soizic Sanson
Editing : Grégory Dassié & Soizic Sanson
Grading : Diane Cairn
Mixing : Hubert Rey-Grange
Original music : Cyril Atef
Additional music : Tk Russell
Lingala translation : Trésor Kibangula
Kikongo translation : Blanchard Mbelolo


 

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