Eight street children, considered sorcerers by their families, set up a music group to thwart their fate and take back control of their lives. Helped by Bebson, a lively musician who improvises as a manager, they will thrill Kinshasa!
Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Casting: José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza, Emmanuel Fakoko, Gabi Bolenge, Gauthier Kiloko, Joël Eziegue, Mickaël Fataki, Sammy Molebe, Bebson de la Rue, Joséphine Nsimba Mpongo
Duration: 82 minutes
A Wajnbrosse production
In coproduction with Inti Films (Belgique) et Crescendo Films (France)
With the support of Inti Films, Le Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTBF, VOO, Canvas, Le Fonds Audiovisuel FLamand (VAF), DGD, CNC, France Télévisions, Baya, Unicef et Eurimages
"A film that is both radiant and fair"
"Wajnberg has found, quite magically, the right tone"
"We leave Kinshasa Kids with the feeling of having been the privileged witness of an extraordinary project"
"It's raw, pure, toned and courageous"
Venice days 2012 (Venice, Italy);
TIFF 2012 (Toronto, Canada);
NYFF 2012 (New York, United States);
BIFF 2012 (Busan, South Korea)
As well as 47 other festivals including Festroia, London, Vancouver, Prague and Mexico
Human Rights Prize - Stars and Paintings of European Cinema (Strasbourg)
Audience Award - Bucharest Film Festival 2013
Special mention "Man and his environment" - Festival de Festroia 2013
Prize for the best foreign film - Black Screen Festival of Yaoundé 2013
Favorite - Marrakech Festival 2013
Humanum Prize - Belgian Film Press Union 2014
Magritte for Best Editing - Les Magritte du Cinéma 2014
Nomination for Best Film - Les Magritte du Cinéma 2014