16-22 November 2015

Kisangani Diary

Hubert Sauper

Country: Austria, France
Year: 1998
Format: Digital
Length: 45 min
Image: Colour
Language: English, French
Subtitles: Catalan, English

Production company: Adelante Films, Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Producer: Hubert Sauper
Screenplay: Hubert Sauper
Photography: Hubert Sauper
Editor: Hubert Sauper
Music: Zsuzsanna Várkonyi
Sound: Hubert Sauper

Presented by: Hubert Sauper 21/11


Along an overgrown railway track south of Kisangani, in the former Zaire, a UN expedition and a handful of journalists come across “lost” refugees. They are Hutus from faraway Rwanda, the last survivors of three years of hunger and armed persecution that ravaged the vast Congo basin. Kisangani Diary follows these refugees into the rainforest, leading the viewer into the heart of darkness – the same place where Joseph Conrad wrote his novel a century before – and revealing the chaos and inconceivable suffering that are the consequences of civil war.