D'une rive à l'autre

© La Smac
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Mid-length

Brazzaville and Kinshasa are the capital cities of the two Congos, separated by a river. A bilateral agreement allows handicapped businesspeople to move between the two cities without having to pay customs duties or taxes. A gaggle of ebullient personalities, they manage their businesses to the best of their abilities, buying on one side of the river and selling at a profit on the other. In their wheelchairs, they disembark from overcrowded boat to multicolored market in a frenetic whirlwind.
The director concentrates on following their daily rounds and manages to convey their fantastic energy. A wonderful lesson on life that winds up to the sound of Benda Bilili's music!

Delphe Kifouani

AN XXL DOCUMENTARY, SÉNÉGAL/FR
2010, 54', DVCAM, FR. SUBTITLES

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La Smac / France / T + 33 5 56 47 46 11 jf.hautin.lbe@wanadoo.fr


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