La Belle at the Movies
+ intro by director Cecilia Zoppelletto
A poetic homage to Kinshasa’s once-vibrant film industry and its cowboy culture.
Dir Cecilia Zoppelletto
Kinshasa, ‘Kin la Belle,’ is a city of 10 million people without a single cinema. This poetic homage to Kinshasa’s once-vibrant film industry includes interviews with filmmakers, cinema owners and government officials. It also documents the extraordinary Kinshasa cowboy culture that grew in response to the 1960s spaghetti westerns.
+ The Return of an Adventurer
Le Retour d’un Adventurer
Niger 1966. Dir Moustapha Alassane. 34min. EST
Returning from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who decide to become cowboys.