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In crisis-ridden eastern Congo, three European development aid workers are forced to question what it means to help.


Raúl, a French-Spanish economist doing research on rebel groups, realizes that he is leading his Congolese colleagues into great temptation with his project funds, putting their study at risk of failing. After 30 years in Africa, Peter, from Germany, reaches retirement age and is unable to renew his job contract. He struggles to stay in Congo and to preserve his identity as an aid worker. And the relationship of Anne-Laure, from Belgium, is put to the test when her Congolese boyfriend, after a stay in prison, becomes a high-profile regime critic.


Deeply personal insights into coexistence and cooperation between Europe and Africa – and the question: how helpful is the help of the West?

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    French, English, German, Swahili
  • Country
    Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Germany, Belgium
  • Director
    Stephan Hilpert
  • Cinematographer
    Daniel Samer
  • Music
    Sebastian Fillenberg