On the gritty streets of Kinshasa, two brothers, Kousi and Koula, dream of luxury but their foolhardy ambitions land them in a nightmare. After failing to pay a debt to a hardened drug-lord, their lives are on the clock. In walks Uncle Moussa (played by the late Papa Wemba), who drops a kilo of opportunity in their laps Cocaïne Light, the purest and sweetest high. Kousi and Koula intend to use it to wipe the slate clean, until a savvy prostitute named Rose intervenes A fine example of street noir cut with a healthy dose of comedy, Cocaïne Light delivers a high worthy of its name.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Patrick Kuba and reception with Congolese food and live music by Nkumu Katalay & the Life Long Project band.
Congo in Harlem is an annual series of films, artwork, panel discussions, and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal of the series is to deepen our communities understand of DR Congo through art and dialogue. Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions -- it's an opportunity to discover Congo's culture, learn about it's challenges, and get involved. This series is non-profit and volunteer-run, produced by True Walker Production, Friends of the Congo and the Maysles Documentary Center. It is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Community Council.
For more information visit: www.congoinharlem.org
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