ZAIRE, THE CYCLE OF THE SERPENT visits the capital city of Kinshasa,
exposing disparities in its social fabric. This film reveals bourgeois traders, the religious and military figures; but also captured on film are beggars, transients, social outcasts and Congolese grieving for their dead, martyrs to an iron-gloved dictator.
A Film by Thierry Michel
✮ Special Jury Prize, 1992 Nyon Film Festival (Switzerland)
✮ North/South Gold Screen Prize, 1992 Vues d'Afrique (Montreal)