36th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2020
11 November - 13 December 2020



Nelson Makengo // Congo // 2018 // 12:20 min

Documentary, Experimental

An abandoned sports complex in Lubumbashi (named Elisabethville until 1960) that used to belong the mining company Gécamines, layered with sound archives, images and ghosts of the past. The weight of the place’s colonial history is met by an intimate family story: a letter from the late independence leader Lumumba to his wife. This juxtaposition opens a view into the collective memory of the former Belgian colony.

Producer: Nelson Makengo

Director: Nelson Makengo

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