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CINE-ONU The United Nations in partnership with the Goethe Institute invites you to the screening of

KINSHASA SYMPHONY Thursday, 20 January 2011, 6:30 p.m. Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the third-largest city in Africa. Almost ten million people live here and they number among the poorest inhabitants on this planet. Kinshasa is the home of Central Africa’s one and only symphony orchestra. The award winning documentary "Kinshasa Symphony", directed by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer, shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and the music they perform: Handel, Verdi, Beethoven. It tells the story of bread salesgirl Chantal, of electrician Joseph and others, of their daily lives in Kinshasa and their passion for music.

The film will be followed by a Q & A session with Claus Wischmann (Director "Kinshasa Symphony") and Marie-Paule Roudil (Head of UNESCO Office in Brussels). Janos Tisovszky, UNRIC Deputy Director, will moderate the discussion.

There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject “CINE-ONU” to: NO registration e-mails will be accepted after Wednesday, 19 January, 5:30pm.

Goethe-Institut Brüssel Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 58 1040 Brussels, Belgium

NB: The film is in French and Lingala with English subtitles and the debate will be held in English. The film has a runtime of 95 minutes.

Kinshasa Symphony  
Kinshasa Symphony  

Screened on Thursday, 20 January 2011 - 6:30pm at the Goethe Institute Brussels