Kisangani Diary

A film by Hubert Sauper

A 1996, Stereo, Digi Beta, 16:9, 52 Min., Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovenian with subtitles

Synopsis

Along an overgrown railtrack south of the Zairen town Kisangani, ex-Stanleyville, an expedition of the UN discovers "lost" refugees. They are eighty thousand Hutus from far away Rwanda. The last survivors of three years of hunger and armed persecution that transpired throughout the vast Congo basin.

 

The film traces those refugees into the heart of the rainforest, follows the hopeless attempts of help. It goes to enigmatic places where massacres had happened only the night before. Nobody knows who was shooting.

Credits

Director, Script, Photography, Editor:

Hubert Sauper

 

Sound:

Zsuzsanna Várkonyi

 


Production Manager:

Hubert Sauper

 

Producer:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Production:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

with support of:

Ovni Paris

Land Tirol

Land Kärnten

HMDK Vienna

BKA Kunst

ORF

Awards

Best Documentary Film
New York Film and Video EXPO (1999)
Grand Prix
Nürnberg (1999)
2nd best international documentary
London (1998)
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Best international documentary
Geneva, New York, Los Angeles (1998)
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CENTAUR for best full length documentary
St. Petersburg (1998)
Don Quichote special Prize
Cracow (1998)
Grand Prix Odivelas
Grand Prix
Paris (1998)
Honorable Mention of the Int. Jury
Karlovy Vary (CZ) (1998)
Mention Special de la jury internationale
Montevideo (1998)

Festivals

Geneva, New York, Los Angeles (1999)
Nürnberg (1999)
Brussels (1998)
Ft. Laudadale/Florida (1998)
Amsterdam (1998)
Paris (1998)
Karlovy Vary (CZ) (1998)
Cracow (1998)
London (1998)
St. Petersburg (1998)
Montevideo (1998)
Berlin (1998)
Vancouver (1998)
Seattle (1998)

with support of

Ovni Paris
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HMDK Vienna
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Production

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