Year of production : 2017 Format : Feature Running time : 96 (in minutes)
Kolwezi, a city of the southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo. Isaac makes scantily his living by making some charcoal and by transporting it towards the city on his overloaded bike. Every week, he leaves his family and his village to travel dozens of kilometers. This is a long, exhausting, dangerous and full of pitfalls journey. But Isaac has no choice : the forest is his only wealth, the coal his unique income.
In Congo, a young peasant dreams of a better future for his loved ones. His only wealth lies in the strength of his arms, the bushland around him and his strong will. Set out on dangerous and exhausting roads in order to trade the fruit of his work, he discovers the value of his effort and the price to pay for his dreams.
A film by Emmanuel Gras
France, 2017, feature documentary, 1h36, in SWAHILI / FRENCH
WITH Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
PRODUCTION Nicolas Anthomé
DIRECTOR Emmanuel Gras
SCREENPLAY Emmanuel Gras
CINEMATOGRAPHY Emmanuel Gras
EDITING Karen Benainous
SOUND Manuel Vidal Simon Apostolou
MUSIC Gaspar Claus
Production: BATHYSPHERE (Nicolas Anthomé)
Line Producing RDC: Radio Télévision Manika (RTMa)
2017 | Cannes Film Festival / Semaine de la Critique, Cannes * Selection of the 56th Semaine de la Critique (Competition Feature Film) * World premiere Nespresso Grand Prize www.semainedelacritique.com/en/edition/2017/movie/makala