TIFF Lightbox 4 Thu, Apr 25, 2019 5:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 4 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Belgium
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Advocacy & Activism
Filmmakers & Filmmaking
Performers & Performance
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anne Reijniers
Nizar Saleh
Paul Shemisi
Rob Jacobs
Producer(s):Koen Bleuzé
Anne Reijniers
Sound:Aïda Merghoub


What does it mean to collaborate on a film project when you're born on either side of colonial history? In 2018, while the people of Kinshasa feverishly wait for perpetually delayed presidential elections, two Congolese and two Belgian directors decide to record the creative resistance playing out in the city's streets. Focusing on artistic performances in public spaces, they paint a rarely seen picture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where locals address social injustices and the legacy of colonialism in smart, resourceful and surprising ways. But can the filmmakers reconcile their different views on how to tell that story? For whom should the film be made? And how are you supposed to use a camera in a city that has a love/hate relationship with it? With honesty and optimism, Faire-Part offers a refreshing and insightful reflection on the challenges of being an African director today. Charlotte Selb

World Showcase program sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Included Shorts

America (30min) More

Additional Information