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99 Ratings

Kinshasa Makambo

Directed by Dieudo Hamadi
Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, 2018
  • Lingala
  • English


Hundreds of young revolutionaries take to the streets of Kinshasa when Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, refuses to relinquish power at the end of his second term. Protests are met with violence, but the battle for free elections and democracy cannot be repressed.

Kinshasa Makambo Directed by Dieudo Hamadi
Hamadi’s cinema is admirable for its patience in constructing the complicated and often competing narratives of effecting change.
January 02, 2019
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Hamadi’s economy of means and narrative produces a fleet cross-section of revolt and counterrevolt in action, with no time for false cheer.
March 26, 2018
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Makambo begins with a shot that lets you know a filmmaker with real visual chops is working via the kind of composed flourish that won’t be possible later: exterior shot, house, doorway cover flapping in the breeze.
March 14, 2018
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