I am Chance

I am Chance follows the microcosm of a group of street savvy girls in the surprisingly bright, pop and artistic megacity of Kinshasa.

Astute, sassy and resilient, Chancelvie and her friends take on the world, fighting and nurturing, stealing and sharing, turning tricks and making art.

Vibrant and exuberant, Kinshasa itself becomes a character in the film, combining its voice with that of the girls. 

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Directed by: Marc-Henri Wajnberg

With: Chancelvie Kaponge, Shekinah Sonco, Dodo Mbondo-Bumi, Gracia Matondo and the artists of Ndaku La vie est belle: Bonanza Amigo, Duda Léonard Niwaza, Junior Mungongu, Nada Tshibwabwa, Patrick Kitete, Precy Numbi, Sarah Ndele, Shoty Ndjoli

Music: David Linx, KOKOKO!

Duration: 85'

Year: 2022

A Wajnbrosse production

A co-production RG & Créatifs Associés (DRC) and Eva Production (France)

CBA - Audiovisual Center of Brussels, RTBF (Belgian television) - Documentary unit, Canvas, Voo and Be tv, Canal+ International

With the support of the Cinema and Audiovisual Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation,

Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Belga Productions, Telenet, the Brussels-Capital Region, Trust Merchant Bank, Jean-François Peterbroek Foundation, Groupe Forrest International and his foundations Rachel Forrest and George Arthur Forrest


"An exceptional testimony that gives cinema its raison for being

and its letters of nobility."

Francis de Laveleye

“One of the great merits of the film is that it shows without falseness a Congolese reality that is both moving and challenging "

Hugues Dayez - RTBF


Fabienne Bradfer - Le Soir

“A moving portrait”  

Amnesty International

"I am Chance transports us between history and memory, between sisterhood and hope."


"A powerful poetic space that transcends the everyday"


"Social commitment is part of Wajnberg's DNA."

Niels Ruell - BRUZZ

"Marc-Henri gives body and voice to a gang of girls, touching and moving street children."

Aurore Engelen - Cinevox


*Monte-Carlo Television Festival (Monte-Carlo, Monaco)

*Millennium Documentary Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium)

*Giffoni Film Festival (Giffoni, Italy)

*Montreal International Black Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)

*Durban FilmMart ( Durban, South Africa)

*Etat Généraux du Film Documentaire (Lussas, France

+ 1 selection still confidential



AMADE Prize of the foundation created by Princess Grace of Monaco - Monte-Carlo Television Festival (Monte-Carlo, Monaco)

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