Kin Kiesse

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Kin Kiesse
Directed by Mwezé Ngangura
Produced by OZRT Antenne 2 Ministère français des Relations extérieures
Starring Chéri Samba
Release date
Running time
28 minutes
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kin Kiesse is a 1982 documentary film about "Kin" (Kinshasa), the capital of Zaire, and the capital of paradoxes and excesses, commentated on by one of its naïf artists, the painter Chéri Samba. We discover the "Kin" of night clubs, high buildings, bicycle-taxis, shoe shiners and hairdressers, the "Kin" of poor neighborhoods, but, above all, the “Kin” of music, where all the genres rub elbows, from beer party brass bands to the rumba to traditional dances, without leaving out the in-fashion bands of the time.

According to the film's director, Mwezé Ngangura, Chéri Samba was instrumental in the making of the film, convincing the French Ministry of Co-operation, France 2 and Congolese television that Ngangura could make a film on Kinshasa.[1]


  • Fespaco 1983


  1. ^ Cham, Mbye (2 July 2008). "Interview with Mweze Ngangura". OurFilms: Films from the African Diaspora. African Film Festival. Retrieved 17 March 2012.