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[EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD]


In June 2000, the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was the scene of heavy fighting between the armies of Uganda and Rwanda. The damage caused was immense: more than 10,000 shells exploded. There were thousands of deaths, thousands injured and material damages estimated at several hundred million dollars. Since then, the Association of Victims of the Six-Day War has been fighting for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation for the damage suffered. Uganda has been found guilty of war crimes by the International Court of Justice, but the amount of compensation to be paid out is still being discussed two decades after the war. Tired of the bureaucratic negotiations and the patent indifference of their fellow countrymen, the members of the Association have decided to take their fate into their own hands. After a long journey on the Congo River, they will voice their claims in Kinshasa, the capital, where the institutions are based and where most of the former leaders in this war have found refuge. Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi (KINSHASA MAKAMBO, MAMA COLONEL) captures the journey of this incredible group of activists as they make their voices heard and demand dignity. In 2020, DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA became the first Congolese film selected for the Cannes Film Festival. (Note adapted from Icarus Films.) Winner, Special Mention, Amplify Voices Award, 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2020 Cannes Film Festival, AFI FEST and Seattle International Film Festival; 2021 New African Film Festival.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    Swahili, Lingala
  • Country
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, France, Belgium
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Dieudo Hamadi
  • Screenwriter
    Dieudo Hamadi
  • Producer
    Dieudo Hamadi, Quentin Laurent, Frédéric Féraud, Aurélia Bodinaux