System K

System K

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Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a vast, chaotic mega-city of 12 million people, where water is privatized and the electric grid is capricious. Here, artists create despite circumstances and unveil a vibrant, raw, politically astute world of performance art the likes of which exist nowhere else on earth. They masterfully repurpose urban detritus (computer parts, TV sets, bullet shells, machetes) and work with fire and paint, wax, and blood — to critique government corruption, Western exploitation, and entrenched poverty.
Director Renaud Barret