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Stop Filming Us but Listen

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Bernadette Vivuya, Kagoma Ya Twahirwa | CD, NL | 2022 | 72 Min. | OmeU
Bernadette Vivuya, Kagoma Ya Twahirwa | CD, NL | 2022 | 72 Min. | OmeU

A woman covers her face with a scarf – she does not want to be filmed – but the camera continues to point at her. This scene is from a documentary by a Dutch film team. Their aim is to portray life in Goma, a large city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But are they even the right ones to tell this story? Should they stop filming instead? A discussion ensues. Together with filmmaker Kagoma Ya Twahirwa, Congolese filmmaker and journalist Bernadette Vivuya decides to re-edit the footage taken from a Western perspective and expand it by including a Congolese perspective. Can this dissolve the colonial gaze?

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