Films

Cemetery State (2009)

Other / 1h9m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

Kintambo is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo. Over the years, the city has increasingly invaded the cemetery, and shanty towns have sprung up alongside it. One of these is the slum area of Camp Luka, also known as 'The State'. Here, the living and dead exist in close proximity. Although the cemetery was officially closed by the urban authorities, the people from Camp Luka continue to bury their dead there. This film follows one group of grave-diggers in Kintambo, where mourning rituals and funerals have become moments of upheaval and contestation of social and political order.

Directed by Filip de Boeck

Info

Languages
Lingala
English Subtitles
Location
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Produced
Belgium, The Netherlands
Regions
Central Africa
Cemetery State

Distribution

Renaat Lambeets T:+32 495 20 77 77 E:renaat@filmnatie.eu