Sunday in Brazzaville (Clip)
A documentary about three different characters in Brazzaville, a sapeur, an unusual rapper and a wrestling champion through the eyes of a radio host.
A young Radio Host, Carlos La Menace's show portrays three characters in Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Yves Saint Laurent, despite his poverty, chooses a life of elegance, a sapeur (featured in this clip). Cheriff Bakala, an unusual rapper, mixes folk music and rap, and drums using water cans. Palmas Yaya, a wrestling champion that relies on voodoo. This is a unique look at a country often confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly, Zaire) and a rare peek into the Sape (Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégants), a society of fashion lovers going back decades, as well as the urban, facebook utilising Brazzavillians.
June 11, 2012, 9:52 a.m.
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Director: Enrich Bach, Adria Mones,
Producer: Fasten Seat Belt in association with Tele Congo & Televisio de Catalunya
Editor: Nuria Campabadal
Distributor: Java Films
Official site: Sunday in Brazzaville's Official Website