Dir. Alain Gomis
Narrative, 2017, 129 min.
Lingala & French, w/ English subtitles
Félicité, a proud, free-willed woman scrapes together a living singing at a makeshift bar (her backing band is played by the legendary Kasai All-Stars). When Félicité’s 14 year-old son is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, her world is sent into a tailspin, and she launches on a desperate search for money to pay the hospital. Her pursuit takes her through some of the roughest neighborhoods in Kinshasa and puts her at odds with various characters from her past, setting into motion a parallel journey into the inner world of her own soul.
+ Post-screening reception w/ live music by
Nkumu Katalay and the Life Long Project Band
Congo in Harlem is a showcase of films, exhibits, panel discussions and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.