Fri.28.OctTurbine Hall & Basement


Afrika Filmfestival Gent 2022


The cavacha is a very particular musical style in modern Congolese rumba. This orchestra of 18 musicians, composed of artists who were part of some legendary bands of the 1970s and 1980s, will take the audience on a journey through unique African dance rhythms. A perfect closure of this edition of the Africa Film Festival.

OBUNTU BULAMU, Joseph Kitsha, Uganda, 2020
Language: English & Luganda / Subtitles: English

The project Obuntu bulamu aims to improve the participation, inclusion and quality of life of children with disabilities in Uganda through an intervention called Obuntu bulamu. The Obuntu bulamu intervention consists of peer-to-peer support for children, parents and teachers, on-the-job mentoring, infrastructural changes, development of learning materials using locally available materials and awareness-raising activities. The documentary offers a hopeful perspective on the living conditions of Ugandan children who need extra care.

Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Femke Bannink Mbazzi (UGent & MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit), Elizabeth Kawesa and Ruth Nalugya (MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit), and moderated by Prof. Elisabeth De Schauwer (UGent)

LIBENDE BOYZ, Wendy Bashi, DR Congo/Belgium, 2021
Language: Lingala & Kiswahili / Subtitles: English

Since October 2014, the people of Beni (North Kivu) have been living in permanent fear. In this hectic and chaotic context, a group of young rappers and musicians dreams of glory and success. They call themselves "Libende Boyz", which means "Iron Men". They believe that one day Beni will no longer be compared to Mosul, but to Los Angeles. This movie is their story!


28 october 2022

7:30 pm . doors
8:00 pm . kelderzaal

  • Documentary Obuntu bulamu (22') + panelgesprek
  • Documentary Libende Boyz (46')

10:00 pm . turbinezaal

  • Closing concert L'Orchestre Mythique Rumba Congolaise Internationale (MRCI)

Click here for tickets . film only = SOLD OUT!
presale: € 7 - box office: € 10
presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: € 4
opportunity rate: € 2

Click here for tickets . concert only
presale: € 15 - box office: € 18
presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: € 12
opportunity rate: € 3,60

Click here for combitickets . film + concert => film SOLD OUT!
presale: € 17 - box office: € 20
presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: € 14
opportunity rate: € 4