This work explores the unknown participation of Congolese intellectuals in the Situationist International movement, especially a young student called Joseph M'Belolo, who wrote a protest song in May 1968. Meessen came across the lyrics and reworked the song with M'Belolo and female musicians from Kinshasa and recorded it in the now neglected building of the legendary nightclub Un, Deux, Trois. The film builds up to a finale which amplifies and salutes the political rumblings of 1968.

Director
Vincent Meessen
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
35'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producers
Vincent Meessen, Katrien Reist
Production Companies
Normal, Jubilee
Sales
Jubilee
Screenplay
Vincent Meessen
Cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
Editor
Inneke van Waeyenberghe
Sound Design
Laszlo Umbreit
Music
Vincent Kenis
Cast
M'Belolo Ya M'Piku
Website
http://www.jubilee-art.org