Makala (U)



Documentary (2017)
97mins Fr

Starring: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
Director: Emmanuel Gras
Writer(s): Emmanuel Gras
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Taking its title from the Swahili word for coal, this documentary paints a heart-breaking portrait of trouble and strife in the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. The film's subject is 28-year-old Kasongo, who lives in poverty with his doting wife Lydie. In order to earn a meagre wage, Kasongo cuts down trees by hand to make charcoal to sell in the nearest city. This involves a physically gruelling three-day walk with a bicycle laden with heavy sacks of the charcoal.

Seen that movie? Leave a comment / review here >>


London Cinemas

From Friday 13th April
To Thursday 19th April

Not showing at any
London cinemas this week.
From Friday 20th April
To Thursday 26th April

Not showing at any
London cinemas this week.


« Back to Index

Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 13th April
To Thursday 19th April

- Belfast, Beanbag Cinema
- Inverness, Eden Court
From Friday 20th April
To Thursday 26th April

Not showing at any
UK cinemas this week.


« Back to Index