Up at night

  • Up at night
Genre : Experimental
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2019
Running time : 21 (in minutes)

Resistance - "abandoned to itself like a chick without a mother, like a pot without a lid, like a house without a window, without a door, like a door without a lock, like a lock without a key..."

Short doc DRCONGO/BE 21 minutes color, 4K, stereo 2019 Lingala and French spoken (ST EN)

Concept: Nelson Makengo
Camera: Nelson Makengo
Sound recording: Moimi Wezam
Editing: Nelson Makengo
Sound mixing: Franck Moka
Producer: Rosa Spaliviero

With the support of Olafur Eliasson, Little Sun project (Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen), Picha (Sammy Baloji), Africalia (Frédéric Jacquemin), Wiels Art Center (Dirk Snauwaert), Argos - Centre for Audiovisual Arts (Niels Van Tomme and Andrea Cinel), Atelier Graphoui (Ellen Meiresonne)

International Premiere : 32. IDFA - 20 NOV - 1 DEC 2019
IDFA Award for Best Short Documentary 2019
Tampere Film Festival, Finland (Opening Screening Night)
Wiels, Brussels (Belgian Premiere)
Cinema du réel, Paris (Internationale Competition)
True/False Film Fest, USA (Official Selection)

ARGOS (Brussels) : Laurence Alary, laurence@argosarts.org
SUDU CONNEXION, international distribution : festival@sudu.film, distrib@sudu.film ; Dorothée Oum, festival@sudu.film


  • 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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