Kolwezi on air

Under the continual fire of RTMA’s cameras - Kolwezi's main local TV - Congolese society, avid of its own image, discloses itself raw. These journalists, motivated to inform all costs, overcome with courage situations sometimes perilous, sometimes funny, often sad and always beyond fiction. Their recent acess to TV raises the universal questions of independency and ethics.

Idriss Gabel, Belgium, 2016, HDV, Format diffusion : 1.77 (HDV 16:9), 73 minutes

Under the continual fire of RTMA’s cameras - the largest local television in Kolwezi - Congolese society, avid of its own image, discloses itself, unvarnished and shameless. We follow these journalists, motivated by the desire to inform at all costs. They overcome with courage situations sometimes perilous, sometimes funny, often sad and most of the time beyond fiction. Their recent and rapid adaptation to TV raises universal questions of independency from sponsors, of ethics facing sensationalism, and of die-hard investigative drive.

Directed by: Idriss Gabel
Screenplay: Idriss Gabel
Photography: Idriss Gabel
Sound: Idriss Gabel
Image editing: Emmanuelle Dupuis, Sandra Biesmans, Marie Calvas
Sound editing: Sébastien De Mol
Mixing: Pascal Zander
Languages: FR
Subtitles: FR, EN
Available formats: DCP, Digital, Blu-Ray
Production: NAMELESS PRODUCTION
Coproduction: RTBF, CBA, Les Films de la Passerelle
Festival promotion: CBA - promo@cbadoc.be
Sales (interlational distribution): Thierry Detaille - ventes.cbawip.sales@gmail.com 

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Colonialism, Environment & Ecology, Alternatives and Commitment, Documentary genres, History, Countries and continents, Fossil and renewable energy, Congo, Sociological documentary, Society, Corruption, Human rights, Group portrait, Humanitarian organisations, Justice, Media and the Internet, 2016, Strikes and social movement, Poverty