Makala Trailer (2017)

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Trailer for Makala.

A work of great artistry and empathy, Emmanuel Gras’s documentary won the Grand Prize in Cannes’ Critics Week competition. The cinematic tone poem immerses the viewer in the life of a man in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose day-to-day existence requires extreme hardship to ensure his family’s survival.

Every morning Kabwita Sasongo, a 28-year-old husband and father, sets out into the hills with two axes in hand. We watch him single-handedly fell a colossal tree, and then, in an earthen oven, turn the branches into charcoal. To earn the money he needs to buy a roof for his family’s house, he must take the coal, piled precariously atop his fragile bicycle in enormous bags, on the arduous 30 mile walk to town, where he hopes to sell it.

Makala Trailer (2017)

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Duration
1 min 50 sec

Views
163

Posted On
January 23, 2018
Director
Emmanuel Gras

Writer
Emmanuel Gras

Studio
Independent

Release
December 6, 2017
Cast
Kabwita Kasongo
Lydie Kasongo
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