Congo In Harlem 6: Examen D'Etat (National Diploma)
Congo In Harlem 6
(October 19th - 26th)
Congo in Harlem at New York's Maysles Cinema is an annual series of films, panel discussions, performances, parties and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of the series is to deepen our community's understanding of Congo through art and dialogue. Each year, we strive to offer a diverse program that provides more than the traditional movie-going experience -- at Congo in Harlem, our audiences find opportunities to discover Congolese food, music, and artwork, learn about Congo's challenges, and get involved.
Thursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
Examen D'Etat (National Diploma)
Dieudo Hamadi, 2014, 90 min.
In Kisangani, a group of Congolese high school students takes matters into their own hands after their teachers demand fees to help them study for their national diploma. Together, they rent a house and prepare on their own for a moment that will define their future. With a style that is casual but precise, director Dieudo Hamadi never misses a moment in his heartrending portrait of determination, success, and disappointment.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York City, NY 10027