"Emmanuel Gras’ camera embraces the subject’s every move with rapt intimacy and cinematic poetry." Variety
A young man from a village in the Congo hopes to offer his family a better future. When he sets out on an exhausting, perilous journey to sell the fruit of his labour, he discovers the true value of his efforts, and the price of his dreams.
This special event will take place in Curzon Bloomsbury's main Renoir screen and will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Emmanuel Gras, Dr Zoe Marriage and Franc Kunda.
Zoe Marriage is Convenor of the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS University of London. She has researched extensively in the Democratic Republic of Congo on issues of security, aid, demobilisation and violence. Her book ‘Formal Peace and Informal Wars, Development and Security in Congo’ was published in 2013 by Routledge.
Franc Kunda is a Postgraduate student at SOAS University of London, studying MSc Violence, Conflict and Development, with a background in Philosophy, Politics and Law. He is involved in a charity that is currently operating in Madagascar and Guatemala, and hopes to establish a charity that focuses on Water conservation and environmental preservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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