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AMFM presents "Kolonga/Make it out" by Martin Makinatow

2022, DRC, 20 mins

English— All you will see are real life stories. For about forty years now, street children, particularly in Kinshasa, have been accused by their parents of being wizards. But it’s above all the pastors of the Revival churches who accentuate these accusations. These children then find themselves living in the violence of the street. Some are recovered. They are thus supervised and trained in different occupations. Here, at our place, we have the particularity of directing them towards artistic professions.

Français—Depuis une quarantaine d’années déjà, les enfants de la rue, particulièrement à Kinshasa, sont accusés de sorciers par leurs parents. Mais ce sont surtout les Pasteurs des églises du Réveil qui accentuent ces accusations. Ces enfants se retrouvent alors à vivre dans la violence de la rue. Certains sont récupérés. Ils sont ainsi encadrés et formés à différent métiers. À l’Espace Masolo, ils sont orientés vers des métiers d’artistes.

Time(s)6:35 PM

Date(s)Sep 23, 2023


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