Claus Wischmann

KINSHASA SYMPHONY

KINSHASA SYMPHONY is a film about Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music. The film is about how – in one of the most chaotic cities of the world – people manage to build one of the most complex systems of human interaction: a symphonic orchestra. An African orchestra is by no means comparable to a European one, though. In Kinshasa there is neither music school nor given instruments. Everyone is autodidact, and their violins and cellos are self-made. The orchestra has been around for 15 years now, and is still growing. Documantary film award Bozner Filmtage 2011.
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