Discover a different side of Congo, other than the war and suffering. The sapeurs adhere to a subculture of high fashion. They may be surrounded by extreme poverty but as Yves Saint Laurent, President of the Sapeur Association, explains, they’re always dressed impeccably in Versace or Prada. Rapper Cheriff Bakala, is working on recording his first album in a country with almost no producers. Meanwhile wrestler Palmas Ya Ya, is relying on voodoo and faith to help him defeat younger, stronger opponents…
Winner of the Canal + Award and the Best Spanish Documentary Award at Miradasdocs 2011. Winner of Audience Award at DocsBarcelona 2012. Winner of Best Documentary at Festival Internacional de Cine Tarapacá. Winner of Best Documentary at Fingal Film Festival 2012.
Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Addis International Film Festival, Bergamo Film Meeting, Contro-Sguardi: International Anthropological Film Festival, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Ethnocineca, African Film Festival Afrykamera, Espiello, Muestra de Documentales, Black International Cinema Berlin, East Harlem International Film Festival, It’s All True Brazil, Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Afrika Film Festival, DEF, Ethnographic Film Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, DocsDF, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Vues d’Afrique and finalist for the 31st URTI International Grand Prix.
Black, confident and proud of their origins and their successes. They live for luxury, parties, and overt signs of wealth. Meet the Africans of Paris; a community full of surprises and quirks, and yet fully integrated into French society.
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