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Système K
© Les Films en Vrac
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Renaud Barret

IMAGE

Renaud Barret

SON

Renaud Barret, Paul Shemisi

MONTAGE

Jules Lahana

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Les Films en Vrac, La Belle Kinoise

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

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COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

"Système K" comme Kinshasa. Au milieu de l’indescriptible chaos social et politique, une scène contemporaine bouillonnante crée à partir de rien, crie sa colère et rêve de reconnaissance. Malgré le harcèlement des autorités et les difficultés personnelles des artistes, le mouvement envahit la rue et plus rien ne l’arrêtera ! Après le succès de Benda Bilili !, Renaud Barret livre un nouveau film dévoilant les parcours poignants et flamboyants d’artistes qui créent dans l’urgence, l’effervescence, la pénurie et les pressions politiques. Un cri de révolte en même temps qu’une superbe geste artistique.

The "Satan of Light" is up to his tricks in front of the corrugated iron huts of the dirty markets on the dusty streets of Kinshasa. He has two horns on his head, his face is a grimace and many children fearfully run away at the sight of him. This is where documentary filmmaker Renaud Barret encounters a group of fascinating artists who are creating art on, and for, the street. Known as Freddy, Béni, Kongo Astronaute, Strombo, Majesktik, Kokoko! and Geraldine among others, these people are bringing sculptures, paintings, performances and interventions into public spaces far removed from international attention and the art market. Their materials include old bullet cases, plastic waste, electronic scrap, smoke, monkey skulls, wax, blood, machetes and their own bodies. Their art is spectacular and political. Their topics are exploitation, the privatisation of water, personal and national traumas and also, as a constant, the history of the Congo. In his film, Barret shows us Kinshasa, a metropolis in which art is otherwise considered to be an unaffordable luxury, as the location of a passionate and vibrant subculture that has claimed the city as its stage.

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