- 1h 36min
- Directed by: Emmanuel Gras
- Cast: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
- Language: Swahili, French
- UK release: 2 February 2018
Immersive documentary about a Congolese charcoal maker, Kabwita Kasongo, which follows him as he cuts down trees, makes them into a charcoal and carts bags 30 miles to the nearest town to sell. A journey of sweat and blood and steadfast resolution, highly cinematic and powerful.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Makala29 Jan 2018
Emmanuel Gras's magnificent documentary immerses us in the life of a Congolese farmer
In the quiet expanse of the Congolese wilderness, a solitary young man works to fell a giant tree using only an axe. The only sound is that of his rhythmic blows and the surrounding birdsong. The camera stays close, circling the determined figure until…
Tell us more about this listing.