Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, USA, Netherlands, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2021, 59 min. Swahili, French, English with English subtitles, Digital.
Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2004, 13 min. No Dialogue, Digital.
“Cinéma calebasse” is a 50-year-old genre of cinema depicting Africa from the perspective of foreigners fixated on the “exotic.” How to reclaim the history of images from a perspective that fosters dreams for the future? Lamokowang is a meditation on history, imagination and potential, a refreshed and reified Calabash full of questions, reflections and dreams. Kumbuka tells the story of two emerging African filmmakers as they struggle to re-edit the acclaimed yet controversial film shot by a Dutch filmmaker in Congo. Interspersed with their story are two contradictory collections of archival footage.