***Opening Night Celebration*** presented by Congo in Harlem 5
(From October 18th - 27th Maysles Cinema will host the 5th Annual Congo in Harlem film and event series.)
***Opening Night Celebration***
Co-Presented by Yole!Africa
Mabele Na Biso (Our Land)
Petna Katondolo, 2013, 33 min.
French, Topoke and Lingala w/ English subtitles
'Aid' and 'Independence' are terms that riddle the rhetoric of Western engagement with and imagination of Africa. But what is independence in our increasingly globalized world? Mabele Na Biso ("Our Land") takes us on a journey through time and space to explore one region's commitment to autonomy and self-determination. Through the unlikely story of a radio station that has been modified to run on a generator fueled by locally produced palm oil, we see a different story of African independence one rooted in a history of defiance that has become a model of community engagement.
TD Jack Muhindo, 2013, 10 min.
French and Lingala w/ English subtitles
Sarah is a documentary film about a young woman of 26 years. She lives in a poor neighborhood in Kinshasa with her family and aspires to become a great businesswoman. To get there, she works simultaneously running a street restaurant, hair salon and tailor shop. Every day she is a restaurateur, hairdresser and seamstress.
Followed by post-screening discussion with filmmakers Petna Ndaliko Katondolo & Cherie Rivers Ndaliko, film subject Samual Yagase, and special guests
+ Reception with Congolese food and live musical performance by Isaac Katalay
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Avenue
New York City, NY 10011
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|