• in frame of: Almost Summer Festival
  • duration: 1h10
  • in Lingala and French, with English subtitles
  • Garden Broelkaai 6
  • tickets: free
  • book tickets: through this link

Un pays plus beau qu’avant is a documentary film about a Congolese businessman in Brussels. The wanderings of Jean-Simon reveal a microcosm of informal commerce within the Congolese community. The everyday economic urgency of this “humble salesman” is tied to the political and humanitarian urgency that animates the diaspora faced with the situation in Congo today and the colonial history. The film orbits around these two imperatives, in a negotiation between here and elsewhere, the past and the present.