Kinshasa Kids / Le Diable n’existe pas
Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Belgium, France, 2012.
Directed by: Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Script: Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Producer: Peter Krüger, Serge Guez
Production company: Wajnbrosse Productions
Cinematography: Danny Elsen, Colin Houben
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Music: Bebson "de la rue" and the Trionyx, The Diable Aza Te
Cast: José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza, Emmanuel Fakoko, Gabi Bolenge, Gauthier Kiloko, Joël Eziegue, Mickaël Fataki, Samy Molebe, Bebson Elemba, Papa Wemba
Format: DCP
Running time: 85'

"Child witches are the root of all Kinshasa’s problems," one woman shouts as she chases a young one from her home. There are 30,000 kids living in this sprawling city who have been accused of witchcraft and cast out of their homes. Sometimes these banishments are an excuse to rid a family of a costly dependent, sometimes they are driven by superstition and genuine fear, but the result is always the same: children living on some of the world’s harshest streets. In this case, José and his friends never wallow in their victimization. Known as shegués, or street children, they turn to making music. As a way of passing the time, warding off bad luck and maybe making a little money, they form a musical outfit with the help of wild man Bebson, a rapper and a con artist whose eccentricities mask a generous heart. Jamming together on whatever instruments they can find, or composing music with a series of broken electronic toys, the kids make the most of their circumstances with resourcefulness and humour.

Awards and Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Venice Film Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Marc-Henri Wajnberg was born in Belgium. His feature films include his debut, Just Friends (1993), the feature documentary Oscar Niemeyer, un architecte engagé dans le siècle (2001) and Kinshasa Kids (2012).

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 13.00
EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 22.00
EUROPA CINEMA, Saturday, October 20th at 17.00
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