In the urban jungle of Kinshasa which has over 13 million inhabitants, in the midst of social and political chaos, the street art scene is alive and eclectic. Visual artists, musicians and underground performers create from nothing, using recycled objects and their body to express rage and anger, but also their dreams for change. They are the expression of the resistance of a people afflicted by poverty and the armed conflicts who have to reinvent themselves day after day, at times imagining parallel and futuristic universes.
Les Films en vrac, Le Belle Kinoise
Special Mention Peace Film Prize (Berlinale)
Renaud Barret was born in France in 1970 where he worked as a graphic artist and photographer. He went to Kinshasa for the first time when he was twenty and he has not left the city since then. He has made several self-produced documentaries and also worked as a producer of Congolese musicians. Système K was screened at the Berlinale in 2020.
2019 - Système K, ff
2013 - The Africa Express, ff
2013 - Pygmée Blues, ff
2010 - Benda Bilili!, ff
2008 - Victoire Terminus, ff
2006 - Le danse de Jupiter, ff