Director: Emmanuel Gras • Features: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo.
Kabwita Kasongo supports his young family in the Democratic Republic of Congo by producing charcoal (makala in Swahili) and selling it in a nearest town. We see him produce the charcoal and then make the slow and perilous journey with the ‘crop’ precariously balanced on an ancient bicycle. He plans to make enough money to buy the materials to extend his family home. Makalais the first documentary to win the Cannes Critic’s Week Grand Prize. “Emmanuel Gras’s film is beautiful and poetic, something it achieves without condescension” (The Times).
Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing Tom Horton (U) (4.15 min), directed by Lucas Aliaga-Hurt & Victoria Man. A portrait of a marine biologist based in Penzance.
With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY.