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Simple Production — Movies, Kazungu, le métis


Kazungu, le métis

52' / 2000

Georges Kamanayo

The author, born from a clandestine mixed relationship and adopted by a Belgian family at the age of thirteen, started a quest to find his biological parents. 

Not only being a search for identity, the film also puts on trial the colonial spirit of Africa in the 50’s and the deep intolerance towards mixed relationships which were, at the time, scorned up.

The children from these clandestine loves were denied all social recognition and were taken in by the Catholic Church who attempted to hide the fruits of sins. Without any family, roots, or reference to any culture, taken away from their mothers, unrecognised by their fathers, these children were displaced where ever they went.

Georges Kamanayo Gengoux made the decision to try to find his mother in Africa and his father in France, to understand the clandestine love from which he is born, to accept it and to forgive.


  • Duration : 52’
  • Director : Georges Kamanayo
  • Original Language : French
  • Photography : Michel Van Laer, Michel Clinckemaille
  • Editing : Johnny Huysser 
  • Sound engineer : Henk Rabau
  • Sound Editing: Tom Meersseman
  • Original Music : Chris Joris , Ben Ngabo, Jean Bosco Safari, Gerhard Trede
  • Voices : Georges Kamanayo, Walter Geerts

Production and Partners

  • Production : Simple production
  • Coproduction : Videocam, Société Radio-Canada & Le Cirtef
  • Partners : With the help of the RTBF (Belgium National TV), Canal+België and with the support of la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and of the Film Fonds in Flanders.


  • RTBF, Canal+ Belgium, Radio Canada,...


  • French version
  • Original version with French and Dutch subtitles


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