06.10 – 22:00
Central African Rep. / France / DRC / Saudi Arabia, 2022
Documentary, Colour, 82′.
Sango and French, subtitled in Spanish.
PREMIERE IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Directed by Rafiki Fariala
Producers Boris Lojkine, Daniele Incalcaterra, Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino
Production Makongo Films, Unité, Kiripi Films
Photography Rafiki Fariala
Sound Anne-Bertille Ndeysseit Vopiande, Aaron Koyasoukpengo
Original music Rafiki Fariala
Editing Xavier Sirven, Christian Moïse Nzengue
Main actors:Nestor Ngbandi Ngouyou, Aaron Koyasoukpengo, Benjamin Kongbo Sombot
Synopsis: Nestor, Aaron, Benjamin and Rafiki are economics students at the University of Bangui. Alternating between overcrowded classrooms, the small jobs that allow them to survive and the bribes that lurk everywhere, Rafiki shows us what life is like for students in the Central African Republic, a shattered society in which the youth still dream of a better future for their country.
FESTIVALS and AWARDS: Libraries Award and Louis Marcorelles Award Mention at Cinéma deu Réel 2022; Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film at IndieLisboa IFF 2022; Nomination for the Panorama Audience Award at Berlin 2022; Official Selection at FCAT 2022; Official Selection at Edinburgh IFF 2022.