Congo in Four Acts

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Congo in Four Acts
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi
Kiripi Katembo
Divita Wa Lusala
Produced by Djo Tunda Wa Munga Steven Markovitz
Cinematography Deschamps Matala Divita Wa Lusala
Edited by Divita Wa Lusala Ronelle Loots Frédéric Massiot
Release date
Running time
72 minutes
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
South Africa

Congo in Four Acts is a 2010 documentary film.


Initiated as an educational project to help young filmmakers develop their craft, Congo in Four Acts is a quartet of short films.[1] Ladies in Waiting chronicles the bureaucratic dysfunctions of a maternity ward from which women cannot leave unless they pay their fees. Symphony Kinshasa takes the viewer on a tour through Congo’s capital city where malaria is rife, electricity cables lie in the street and garbage is everywhere. Zero Tolerance deals with rape as a weapon of war in Eastern RDC and the attempts by authorities to re-establish the national moral code. After the Mine depicts life in Kipushi, a mining town where the soil is contaminated.


The film was co-directed by Dieudo Hamadi, Kiripi Katembo and Divita Wa Lusala.[2]


  • Cinéma du Réel 2010[2]
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards 2011[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Young, Neil (14 October 2010). "Congo in Four Acts -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Nechvatal, Joseph (2015-08-09). "Photographer Kiripi Katembo, Master of Reflection, Dies at 36". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 2015-09-02.