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COEUR D’AFRIQUE (HEART OF AFRICA)

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Gabriel Ngandu est un jeune révolutionnaire congolais qui échappe aux terribles erreurs de son passé. Son voyage d’évasion le mène à des nouvelles expériences et même à une nouvelle religion qui remet en question les croyances de longue date concernant son destin et le monde qui l’entoure. Il se trouve déchiré entre les influences et les attentes de deux figures paternelles très différentes : Mwabila, son chef révolutionnaire, et le président Kabasubabu, son nouveau chef religieux. Il sera renvoyé dans son village natal pour construire un orphelinat avec Jason, un jeune Américain blanc. Ensemble, ils ont du mal à se comprendre et à surmonter leurs passés, leurs cultures et leurs croyances afin de servir les gens qui les entourent. Pris entre l’inimitié ou la réconciliation, la vengeance ou le pardon, l’intolérance ou la compréhension, ils commencent à voir le potentiel d’un avenir meilleur et plus pacifique pour eux-mêmes et pour le Congo. Les mondes entrent finalement en collision lorsque des explosions secouent le nouvel orphelinat et que Kabasubabu est kidnappé par les révolutionnaires de Mwabila.


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Gabriel Ngandu is a young Congolese revolutionary running from the terrible mistakes of his past. His journey of escape leads him to new experiences and even a new religion that challenges long-held beliefs about his destiny and the world around him. He finds himself torn between the influences and expectations of two very different father figures — Mwabila, his revolutionary leader, and President Kabasubabu, his new religious leader. Called to serve as a missionary, he is sent back to his native village to build an orphanage with Jason Martin, an American who also has a tragic and secret past. Together, they struggle to understand and overcome their histories, cultures, and prejudices to serve the people around them.

Caught between embracing enmity or reconciliation, revenge or forgiveness, intolerance or understanding, they begin to see the potential for a better, more peaceful future for themselves and for the Congo. Worlds finally collide when explosions rock the new orphanage and Kabasubabu is kidnapped by Mwabila’s revolutionaries. Gabriel is faced with choosing between the two different worlds of these father figures . . . or finding his own path toward a new world inspired by understanding and redemption.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Lingala, French, English (English subtitles)
  • Country
    Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Director
    Tshoper Kabambi
  • Cast
    Moyindo Mpongo, Brandon Ray Olive, Amor Lombi, Elbas Manuana