EN - This documentary investigates the emotional and economic value of Africa's fastest-growing and most lucrative export product: the filming of poverty. Enjoy Poverty is ingeniously provocative and surprising, at times ironic and hilarious but, in the end, sadness remains.

FR - Un documentaire qui enquête sur la valeur émotionnelle et économique du produit d’exportation africain le plus lucratif et en pleine expansion: la pauvreté filmée et photographiée. Ce troisième épisode est ingénieusement provocateur et surprenant, ironique et hilarant à de nombreuses reprises, mais la tristesse persiste.


Title Enjoy Poverty
Original title Episode 3
Original language French, English, Lingala
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2008


Photography Renzo Martens
Editing Jan De Coster

Technical specs

Running time film 52' / 90'
Release format Beta Digit
Aspect ratio 1:1.66
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by

Dutch Film Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NCDO, Prins, VPRO, Lichtpunt, Fonds Beeldende Kunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds


2010: Guadalajara International Film Festival (MEX) / One World Filmfestival (RO) / Anasy Documentary Awards (ARE) / Tarifa African Film Festival (SPA) / Alkantara Festival (PRT) / Nottingham Contemporary (GBR) / Tate Modern (GBR) / 6th Berlin Biennial (DEU) / Malta Festival (POL) / Antiphotojournalism, La Vireinna (SPA) / International Documentary and Short Film Festival Doku Fest Prizren (KS) / Monumentalism Stedelijk Museum (NLD) / Betonsalon, Fondation Kadist (FRA) / Helsinki International Film Festival (FIN) / Salem Film Festival (USA) / 2nd International Antakya Biennial (TUR) / Vermont International Film Festival (USA) / CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen (DNK) / Leeds International Film Festival (GBR) / Jersey Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival (USA) / The Ethics of the Encounter, Stills Gallery (GBR) / Capitalism and the Aesthetics of Knowledge in the 21st century, Kunsthalle Athena (GRC) / Image Mouvement, Centre d'Art Contemporain (CHE) / Episode 3, Screenings and Discussions in Kinshasa, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles and Halle de la Gombe (BE) / Liebaert Projects, Foundation for Contemporary Art  (BE) / 
Do We All Have Strength Enough to Endure the Misfortunes of Others?, A Conversation about Episode 3, with Jennifer Allen, Felix Ensslin, Renzo Martens, Ana Teixeira Pinto and Dieter Roelstraete, Salon Populaire (DEU) / Atlantic Mirro (BRA) / The Human Condition (AUT) / Museu Colecçào Berardo (PRT) / Doc Lounge Sweden Docpoint (SWE)


2009: Special Mention (Alba International Film Festival) / 2009: Prix Rubans Canards (Rencontres Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal)

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Director Renzo Martens
Producers Peter Krüger
Writers Renzo Martens

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