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October 25, 2018

The policeman wasn’t much older than Tshoper, but his gait suggested his power—not actual power, but enough to demand money and threaten jail time.

Tshoper was filming with a rented camera.  He knew he would now be accused of something and fined. Policemen in the DR-Con...

October 25, 2018

We drive to the initial application point for all Congolese who wish to go to South Africa.  This is our second trip there.  We’re trying to get Tshoper’s visa so that he can attend the Durban International Film Festival. Tshoper is in the driver’s seat, as I have prom...

October 25, 2018

There were three cinemas in Kinshasa, DR-Congo when Tshoper Kabambi was a baby, but he never saw a film.  By the time he was twelve, the cinemas had gone the way of many things in Kinshasa.  They were ramshackle hints of what had once existed, habitats for rats.

Ts...

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