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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.

 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.

 Échangeur (33', 2016) – Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs
 more info: Bidon Vil (4', 2018) – Nizar Saleh
 more info: Marché Koweit (15', 2013) – Paul Shemisi
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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  

 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    


 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

coproduit par Animal Tank Beursschouwburg, Brussels   Argos, Centre for Art and Media   Shelter Prod     en collaboration avec KASK - School of Arts   Het Bos     Avec le soutien du
 Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF)   Fonds Pascal Decroos Voor Bijzondere Journalistiek   Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique  
 De Imagerie & Het Bos
 Koen Bleuzé   Thijs Paijmans   Eva van Tongeren   Charlotte Koopman   Abdelkarim Loukili   Tile Vos   Robin Hectors   Wannes Cré     Kimpavita films
 Nizar Saleh   Paul Shemisi    

Avec le soutien du 
 Animal Tank Brecht Van Elslande   Beursschouwburg, Brussels Helena Kritis   Tom Bonte     Argos, Centre for Art and Media Laurence Alary   Andrea Cinel   Dagmar Dirkx   Hajar Lehyan   Jérémy Nakle   Sandy Reynaerts   Sofie Ruysseveldt   Ive Stevenheydens   Bram Walraet   Rolf Quaghebeur     KASK - School of Arts Bob Mees   Raf Enckels   Jasmijn Cedee     Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF) Sander Vanhellemont   Erwin Provoost   Karla Puttemans

Nathalie Capiau An Ratinckx   Jasper Nijsmans     Shelter Prod Sibylle Seys-Smets   Ives Swennen   Isabelle Symons
 Alexandre Wittamer   Hubert Gendebien   Julie Maricq   Sonia Moulinasse   Netty de Cocq   Anne Vigneron     Music
 Indépendance Cha Cha   Composé par La Grand Kallé   Interprété par La Grand Kallé et l'African Jazz   Avec l'aimable participation de Fonior    Bruxelles arrive   Composé & interprété par Romeo Elvis feat. Caballero   Avec l'aimable participation de L'Oeil Ecoute Laboratoire      

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Faire-part - press kit - English  

Faire-part - press kit - English