Directed by Marie Reinert
The camera goes from hand to hand. On its shaky journey, it catches close-up images of hands filling bags with peanuts, shovelling sand, or exchanging bills. Watching feels like being trapped inside the camera, at the mercy of the hands it goes through. A network of bodies, gestures and movements begin to emerge, becoming the raw material of a study about Kinshasa's informal economy. Merging into this network, Marie Reinert and the film collective System K perform a collaborative experiment that spans the daily working life of a whole city. A mesmerising cinematic and economic journey.
With the support of the Goethe Institut and l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa.
Original Version : French, Lingala, Swahili.
Subtitles : English, French.
Photography and Sound : Shoots taken by people themselves.
Editing : Elise Florenty, Clementine Roy.
Original Music : Lova Lova.
Production : Parkadia & Marie Reinert.
Distribution : Marie Reinert.