Film Festival

System K

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Locations: DR Congo, France
  • Director: Renaud Barret
  • Languages: French with English subtitles
  • Rating: NZ rating TBC


Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017. In the urban jungle counting over 13 million inhabitants, amid social and political chaos, an eclectic and bubbling street art scene is emerging. If you think you know street art because you’ve seen a few works by Banksy… think again. This often eye-popping exposé tracks an emerging wave of Congolese creators whose vibrant, sometimes disturbing works are far more provocative than the kind of street art that now fetches millions at Christie’s or Sotheby’s.

Underground visual artists, musicians and performers create out of nothing, using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger, but also their dreams for change.

Despite the constant harassment of the authorities, the strong taboos of a traditional society and the personal struggles of the artists, the movement can no longer be stopped.


Sun, 14 April
5:45 pm