Dames en attente (Ladies in Waiting)

  • Dames en attente (Ladies in Waiting)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Short
Running time : 24 (in minutes)

The absurd everyday life of a maternity ward. Many mothers cannot leave the hospital after giving birth because they cannot pay the bill. Right from the start of their new life, these women and their babies are trapped in the clutches of poverty and bureaucracy. A journey through the breathtaking labyrinth of Kinshasa's transformed infrastructure follows.
(Dorothee Wenner, Berlinale 2010)

Direction/Regie: Dieudo Hamadi, Divita Wa Lusala.
Camera/Kamera: Divita Wa Lusala.
Sound/Ton: Michel Kabeya Kalala.
Editing/Schnitt: Divita Wa Lusala, Ronelle Loots.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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