FAIRE-PART (2019, 58') film by Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi & Rob Jacobs
LOGLINE Faire-part is a film about two Congolese and two Belgian cineasts who work on a film about Kinshasa’s performance scene and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. SYNOPSIS On the eve of postponed Congolese elections, two Congolese and two Belgian cineasts work on a film about Kinshasa and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The four filmmakers want to tell a story together, but having grown up on other sides of history, they have different views on how to tell that story. How should it look like? Who should be in it? For whom is it made? ‘Faire-part’ is the search of 4 filmmakers for a way to portray the city. Through filming artistic performances in public space, they paint a provocative picture of Kinshasa and its relations with the rest of the world.
DIRECTORS’S NOTES ANNE REIJNIERS I find it crucial to think about which stories we need today. As filmmakers we contribute to the stream of images and representations that give shape to the way we read and understand our surroundings. Although it is important to point out wrongdoings and injustices, I wonder if we can go beyond merely identifying problems. Is it possible, through cinema, to reveal problematic structures, but also to imagine a world that can exist outside these structures, with images that carry the possibility of change
‘Faire-part' will be the result of a rare collaboration in the world of cinema: two Congolese and two Belgian directors who join forces to make a film side by side. We’re four artists with different cultural backgrounds that experiment with new ways of storytelling. We tell the story of performance artists, for whom artistic creation is an absolute urgency and nonnegotiable, but also the story of an unlikely partnership between 4 filmmakers. ‘Fairepart’ will offer a sensory journey into a capital of infinite creation.
‘Faire-part’ displays the ways in which performance artists address the humanitarian crisis that corrodes our country, the DR Congo. In a period of electoral crisis and social upheaval, the artists raise questions about the shifts from pre-colonial to colonial and then to postcolonial times. They bring social injustices to light and challenge political demagoguery.
I work as an artist & independent researcher on representations of colonialism in Brussels and Kinshasa. I’m interested in the ways artistic and activist groups use the city to question official discourses.
The explicit presence of the filmmaking process gives an insight into the difficult place of the 7th Art in a society in upheaval.
I believe in 'Faire-part', because I think there is a need for new stories that unsettle stereotypes. I think there is a need for a language to communicate about research, that is more accessible than the academic article. I think that, considering the issues at stake, there is a need for an exchange of ideas between people who grew up on different sides of history.
BIO FILMMAKERS Anne Reijniers (Belgium, 1992) is a filmmaker and part of the collective ‘De Imagerie'. She obtained two masters in the audiovisual arts, one with the short fiction film 'Looking at Marie' and one with the short documentary 'Échangeur'. Since 2014 she has been working with artists and activists in DR Congo and Belgium. She uses the medium film to create new stories in collaboration. Nizar Saleh Mohamedali (DR Congo, 1987) is a graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer. In 2013 he followed a film training in Kinshasa, organised by INSAS. Currently he is finishing his studies in visual communication (navragen) at 'Académie des Beaux-Arts'. Nizar has worked on several documentaries and, together with fellow filmmaker Paul Shemisi, founded the production house 'Kimpavita films'. Nizar's great interest in various artistic practices is reflected in his works as a documentary maker. Paul Shemisi Betutua (DR Congo, 1986) started studying law, but soon swapped the lawbook for the camera. After gaining experience as a sound engineer and a camera assistant, he started his film training in 2013, which was organised by INSAS. As a director, screenwriter, producer and cameraman, he worked on several fiction films and documentaries, including 'Systeme K' that talks about Kinshasa's flourishing art world.
Rob Jacobs (1989, BE) studied psychology & visual culture, and works as an independent researcher and artist. He’s interested in the ways that people use the city to question dominant discourses, and combat the legacies of colonialism.
FILMOGRAPHY Échangeur (33', 2016) – Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs more info: https://www.collectif-fairepart.com/echangeur-film Bidon Vil (4', 2018) – Nizar Saleh more info: https://www.collectif-fairepart.com/bidon-vil Marché Koweit (15', 2013) – Paul Shemisi more info: https://www.collectif-fairepart.com/new-page
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CREDITS Avec Cineastes Anne Reijniers Paul Shemisi Nizar Saleh Rob Jacobs Un film de Anne Reijniers Paul Shemisi Nizar Saleh Rob Jacobs Production De Imagerie Kimpavita films
Avec Performeurs Widjo Boseleka Wiyombo Eddy Ekete Yannos Majestikos Shigwere N'takobajira Tickson Mbuyi Mpoyi Daniel Vungbo Messie Sinibale Henock Henriques Iliba Toya Danniel Nada Tshiama Aicha Mena Kanieba Spiritus Bongonda Rob Jacobs Paty Masiapa Philip Buyck Kinact - Rencontre internationale
Image et son Anne Reijniers Paul Shemisi Nizar Saleh Rob Jacobs Sons additionels Bas Schulte Montage Anne Reijniers Rob Jacobs Paul Shemisi Nizar Saleh Aide au montage Constanze Wouters Dieter Diependaele Montage son Aïda Merghoub Mixage Valentin Mazingarbe Étalonnage Thijs Paijmans
Traduction Rob Jacobs Deogracias Kihalu Paul Shemisi Nizar Saleh Ryma Merghoub Aïda Merghoub Producteur exécutif Koen Bleuzé Anne Reijniers Brecht Van Elslande Distribution De Imagerie Argos, Centre for Art and Media Générique & poster Mario Debaene Postproduction image De Imagerie/Het Bos Argos, Centre for Art and Media Postproduction audio Alea Jacta KASK - School of Arts Production De Imagerie Kimpavita films
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