Up At Night Nuit Debout

  • Short hybrid doc
  • DRCONGO/BE
  • 21 minutes
  • color, 4K, stereo
  • 2019
  • DCP
  • Lingala and French spoken (ST EN / ST FR)
  • Concept: Nelson Makengo
  • Camera: Nelson Makengo
  • Sound recording: Moimi Wezam
  • Editing: Nelson Makengo
  • Sound mixing: Franck Moka
  • Producer: Rosa Spaliviero

As dusk fades and another night without electricity falls, Kinshasa's neighbourhoods reveal the unstable environment amidst violence, political conflict and uncertainty of the Grand Inga3 hydrœlectric dam, which promises one day to bring a permanent source of energy to the Congo.

Alors que le crépuscule s'estompe et qu'une autre nuit sans électricité tombe, les quartiers de Kinshasa révèlent l'environnement instable au milieu de la violence, des conflits politiques et de l'incertitude du barrage hydroélectrique du Grand Inga3, qui promet d'apporter un jour une source d'énergie permanente au Congo.

With the support of

Olafur Eliasson, Little Sun project, Picha, Africalia, Wiels Art Center, Argos - Centre for Audiovisual Arts, Atelier Graphoui

Festivals

International Premiere : 32. IDFA 2019
Tampere Film Festival, Finland (Opening Screening Night)
Wiels, Brussels (Belgian Premiere)
Biennale de Lubumbashi, DRCongo (Congolese Premiere)
Cinema du réel, Paris (International Competition)
True/False Film Fest, USA
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
DokuFest, Kosovo
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival, Russia
International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey
Leiden Short, The Netherlands
Berwick Media Art Film Festival, UK (New Cinema Competition)
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium (International Competition)
Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique de Tarifa - Fcat, Spain

Awards

Award for Best Short Documentary - IDFA 2019
Prix Dérives - FIFF 2020

Distribution

In Belgium : ARGOS - Laurence Alary, laurence@argosarts.org
International Distribution : SUDU CONNEXION - festival@sudu.film, distrib@sudu.film