See or rewatch: “I’m chance” by Marc-Henri Wajnberg

See or rewatch: “I’m chance” by Marc-Henri Wajnberg
See or rewatch: “I’m chance” by Marc-Henri Wajnberg

experimenting with “Kinshasa now” with virtual reality taking the viewer into the bustling streets of the Congolese capital, the Belgian director, Marc-Henri Wajnberg, returned to the screens in 2022 with his film “I am chance” presented in preview at the Millenium festival. The work is intended to be a snapshot of Kinshasa, a megalopolis of a colorful, pop and artistic Africa. Kinshasa is the other character in the film whose thousand rhythmic voices form a chorus with those of the girls.

Produced by Wajnbrosse, “I am chance” is anchored in a gendered reality in order to take a broader political look at the invisible violence of modernity. Through the eyes and experiences of Chancelvie and her gang living in the streets of Kinshasa, this film transports between history and memory, between sorority and hope. Together, the protagonists of the work shake up the codes, scream with rage, question our humanity and confront daily violence.

The film I am chance is about the lives of girls who live on the streets of Kinshasa. But this situation is inherent throughout the world, more than 120 million children survive on the streets on all continents. This problem innervates and affects other more global issues such as questions relating to education, , the family, but also ecology and children’s rights, which are all present in the film. different cursors. Making this film with them was also my way of acting “, estimates the director.

In the cast of this documentary, we find Chancelvie Kaponge, Shekinah Sonco, Dodo Mbondo-Bumi, Gracia Matondo and the artists of Ndaku La vie est belle: Bonanza Amigo, Duda Léonard Niwaza, Junior Mungongu, Nada Tshibwabwa, Patrick Kitete, Precy Numbi, Sarah Ndele, Shoty Ndjoli.

Marc-Henri Wajnberg is a Belgian director born in 1953. He studied cinema at INSAS in Brussels. He is also a screenwriter, actor and director of the company Wajnbrosse Productions.

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