The Kivu in Democrat Republic of Congo, a lake in one of the most unstable region in the world, is portrayed by the stories of local fishermen.
They live on, and thanks to the lake, they know all his secrets. They tell them, drifting with the flow on their pirogue or during a late evening gathering along the lake's banks: two warring countries - Rwanda and DRC, the rumor of a killer fish, a gigantic reserve of methane about to blow up, or old woman's fabulous memories... So many stories about life and death, fishing and legacy, which form a tales' collection and reveals the secret identity of an amazing place.
Written and directed by Wendy Bashi
2015, Congo RDC, Documentary, 52'
Directed by Wendy Bashi
Director of Photography: Herman Bertiau
Additional Director of Photography: Nicolas François
Sound Engineer: Loïc Villiot
Editing: Geoffroy Cernaix
Location Manager: Anne-Sophie Galand
Sound Mix: Loïc Villiot
Color Correction: Louis Bastin
Produced by Aurelien Bodinaux
Production: Neon Rouge
Coproduction CIRTEF, CBA, Gsara, Karoninka (Sénégal), Tact Production (France), Cinaps Télévision
With the support of CBA, GSARA, CNC, OIF, DGD
Genre: Documentary - colors
Language: Swahili & French
Subtitles: FrenchFormat 16/9
Shot on HDV
Format : Pro Res - BluRay - DVDFestivals:
- Congo in Harlem (New York, 10/2015)
- CinéSah Festival (Garoua - Cameroun, 10/2015)
- URUSARO International Women Film Festival (Kigali - Rwanda, 12/2015) / Best Documentary Award; Filmmaker in attendance