Djo Tunda Wa Munga

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Djo Tunda Wa Munga
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Djo Tunda Wa Munga speaking at the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, Washington
OccupationDirector, Producer

Djo Tunda Wa Munga (born 1972)[1] is a Congolese film director and producer. For his 2010 thriller movie Viva Riva! he won the award for Best Director at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2011.[2][3][4] Viva Riva! also won at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards for Best African Movie[5]

The film was released in 18 African countries and portrayed a gritty view of life in Kinshasa. It was the first Congolese film produced since the Mobutu Sese Seko shut the industry down 25 years before.[6] Riva, a charming seller of black-market gasoline, falls in love with the girlfriend of a Kinshasa crime boss.[7] Angolese actor Hoji Fortuna also won best supporting actor at the MTV Movie Awards for his portrayal of a hustler named Cesar.[7]


  1. ^ "Djo Tunda Wa Munga". Brooklyn, New York, USA: Retrieved 29 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Roxborough, Scott (31 March 2011). "'Viva Riva!' Sweeps African Academy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved 29 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Clarke, Cath (31 March 2011). "First sight: Djo Tunda Wa Munga". Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hahn, Kate (9 April 2010). "Filmmaker breaks ground in Congo". Variety. NY City, New York, USA. Retrieved 29 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Viva Riva! Wins Inaugural Best African Movie Category", MTV News, 6 June 2011.
  6. ^ David Smith (October 19, 2011). "Congo's first feature film for 25 years opens in 18 countries: The award-winning thriller Viva Riva! could fire an interest in home-grown African productions rather than foreign imports". The Guardian. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Isha Sesay (June 22, 2011). "Gangster film goes global, puts Congo on the movie map". CNN. Retrieved October 7, 2018.

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