L'or noyé de Kamituga (The Drowned Gold of Kamituga)
52'/70' / 2005
Starving on a gold mining : Congo illustrated by one single city.
Kamituga, a mining city in the East of Congo, symbolizes the tragedy of the country's economic history. Plundered facilities, stolen geological maps,... The period is over when SOMINKI provided his workers with an accommodation, schools, health care in exchange of gold mining and cassiterite mines of Kamituga. Caught in a crossfire between the different actors of the conflict, misery, violence and exploitation are now the daily life of the former miners and their families, regardless they try to keep any hope...
The film, tracing Kamituga's history, returns to the basics of the war : it reminds the hunger of the mining societies, the lust of the Rwandese neighbor and his local allies, the weakness and the contractions of Kinshasa's power. The film also shows the abandoned resistance of the workers, where the former miners has changed themselves into 'craftsmen', namely diggers who are subjected to the warlords, controlling the site.
- Duration : 52’ (2005) and70’ (2007)
- Scriptwriters : Yvon Lammens et Colette Braeckman
- Director : Yvon Lammens
- Sound : Yvon Lammens
- Editor : Pia Dumont
- Voice-over : Yvon Lammens
Production and Partners
- Production : Simple Production
- Co-production : Philofilm et la RTBF
- Partners : Soutien de la Coopération au Développement, et l’Aide pour la diffusion en salles de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
- Original version : French