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The History of Congolese Cinema from1946 to the Present Day

     
     
  1946  
     
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The Congolese Center for Catholic Action Cinema is established to produce films intended to convert Africans to Christianity. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1947  
     
   

– Belgium establishes the Film and Photo Bureau to make educational and propaganda films specifically for the Congolese population. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1950  
     
    George Fannoy establishes Belgavox in Brussels, Belgium, to make documentaries and news items in the Congo. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1960  
     
    – National leader Patrice Lumumba reveals that, during the years of Belgian rule, locals were not allowed to view foreign films.   The official reason given was that the locals could not distinguish between fact and fiction and therefore film could lead to mental problems. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1967  
     
   

Sébastien Kamba’s Kayako is released. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1973  
     
    –  Sébastien Kamba’s La Rançon d'une Alliance is the first film produced in the Congo. [MORE] [ADD}
     
     
   

Congo 1973: Films of Note

   

 

   

Tamtam électronique (Mwenze Ngangura) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1980
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

The Chapel (Jean-Michel Tchissoukou) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1987
     
  La Vie est Belle (1987)
   

 

   

Mwenze Ngangura’s La Vie est Belle, the first Congolese movie, is released. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Lumumba. La mort d'un prophète (Raoul Peck) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1992
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Crapaud chez ses beaux-parents (Kibushi N'djate Wooto) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1994
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Perle Poire (Josef Kumbela) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1996
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Macadam Tribe (Jose Laplaine) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1999
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Pieces d'Identity (Mwenze Ngangura) [MORE] [ADD]

 

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