EN - This journey in the heart of Africa is a hymn to life, just like the uncontrollable vegetation growing tightly around the Congo River. On the banks, images chime out the joys and suffering of a people as well as the celebrations and ceremonies that punctuate existence. It shows that beyond the darkness and the tragic and violent history of this continent lies happiness and hope, that of rituals, songs and dances.

FR - Ce voyage au coeur de l’Afrique est un hymne à la vie, tout comme la végétation incontrôlable qui pousse à proximité du fleuve Congo. Sur les rives, les images transmettent la joie et la souffrance des habitants ainsi que les célébrations et cérémonies qui marquent l’existence. Cela montre qu’au-delà de l’histoire tragique et violente de ce continent, il y règne le bonheur et l’espoir, celui des rituels, des chansons et des danses.

Info

Title Congo River
Original title Congo River
Original language Français, Lingala, Swahili
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2005

Credits

Photography Michel Techy
Editing Marie Quinton
Music Lokua Kanza

Technical specs

Running time film 156'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format DTS
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

VAF, CCA, Nationale Loterij, Media, Eurimages, Canal+, Promimage, DDC, Walloon Region, Studio l'Equipe

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Last edited on 18 July 2014

Short info

Director Thierry Michel
Producers Christine Pireaux
Writers Thierry Michel
Contact

Les Films de la Passerelle
Rue de Renory 62
B-4031 Liège
Belgium
T T +32 4 342 36 02
F F +32 4 343 07 20
jyroubin@passerelle.be
www.passerelle.be

Sales

Les Films de la Passerelle
Rue de Renory 62
B-4031 Liège
Belgium
T T +32 4 342 36 02
F F +32 4 343 07 20
jyroubin@passerelle.be
www.passerelle.be

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