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?
Bernadette Vivuya, Kagoma Ya Twahirwa | CD, NL | 2022 | 72 Min. | OmeU
13.10. - 31.10. | Stream 16.10. | 20:30 | SPUTNIK Kino am Südstern 18.10. | 21:00 | ACUDkino 23.10. | 17:30 | Zeiss Großplanetarium