Antonio Spanò | Congo, Belgium, Italy | 2021 | 70'
The Democratic Republic of Congo could feed almost one person out of two on the Earth, yet 122 million Congolese suffer from hunger. In the face of this paradox, the film meets some resilient farmers who have resisted wars and corruption, joining together in cooperatives and earning their independence and sustenance. Even though they live thousands of miles apart, their voices echo and launch a universal message: awareness is the first step towards freedom.
Biaba Aba Ramazani,Colette Lungu Bunga,Chantal Mbunba Badianga,Eugenie Bitsibu,Pepin Shabani, Augustin Kaberuka Semunkima
French, swahili, kikongo, lingala, kinyarwanda, kiyombe
Antonio Spanò graduated in law from the University of Siena but decided to follow his passion for documentary making. At 22, he set off for Iraqi Kurdistan for his first experience as an independent director. The Silent Chaos and Animal Park, both shot in Congo, are amongst the Italian documentaries that won the most awards in 2013 and 2014: both have been distributed by Journeyman Pictures and shown in many countries all over the world. Antonio has also worked as a cameraman in Afghanistan, Libya and Haiti, for television productions, reportages and films.
2021 - Amuka, ff
2016 – Inner Me, sf
2014 - Animal Park, sf
2013 - The Silent Chaos, sf
2010 - Our Sky, Our Land, sf