Sitos, on Alert in Kinshasa

© Florent De La Tullaye


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  • event type:WOMEX 22 Film Screening
  • date:22 Oct 2022
  • time:15:30 - 15:45
  • city/area:Lisbon
  • venue:Film Room
  • country:Portugal
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Original title: Sitos, Kinshasa sur le qui-vive
Directed by Florent de La Tullaye
Duration 12’ | Lingala, French with English subtitles

Sitos is a former gang member from Kinshasa, who put away his machete, earning his living unloading goods in the harbor. When he manages to save a few Congolese francs, he records his songs in a small studio whose sound engineer and beatmaker has become the specialist of a musical genre that is not yet listed on the music maps: ‘zagué’.

For Florent de La Tullaye, it all started in 2004 with a first film in the ghettos of Kinshasa and the meeting of its countless musicians: La danse de Jupiter. He later followed hundreds of African musicians, invited by Damon Albarn, for a tour of England on board a train transformed into a mobile studio, the Africa Express.

Director Florent de La Tullaye will be present at the screening and available for Q&A

Production Country, Year France, 2022
Produced by Idol Media, Pam I Pan African Music
Producers Julien Kourbatoff, Vladimir Cagnolari
Executive Producer La Belle Kinoise
Director of Photography Florent de La Tullaye
Sound Florent de La Tullaye
Editor La Belle Kinoise