Friday, March 4, 2011
AMAZING MUSIC DOCUMENTARY! HOMELESS PARAPLEGIC CONGOLESE BAND USE HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS TO CREATE INCREDIBLE SOUNDS...TOTALLY UPLIFTING!
From Popbitch: A few months back we wrote about "Benda Bilili" - a documentary about a band of (mostly) paraplegic musicians from the Democratic Republic Of Congo. Well, the film is due out this month and we can't wait. The film-makers Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye faced many challenges shooting the 5-year documentary on the streets of Kinshasa, which are populated by assorted 'shegues' (street kids), military dealers, hoods and thugs of all kinds - none more so than when they were thrown in jail for refusing to give in to police blackmail. The pair were only released when the members of Staff Benda Bilili led a pack of storming paraplegics to charge the police station shouting "Give us back our whites!".
SAW THIS GREAT FILM @CORKFILMFEST 2010 DUNNO HOW OR WHERE YOU CAN GET TO SEE IT ALTHOUGH IT IS OUT THIS MONTH BUT IF YOU CAN...DO!