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Manno Lanssens - 80'
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SYNOPSIS

During the travels of Manno through the African Great Lakes region, searching for inspiration after a journalistic burnout, he met Bob Rugurika, a passionate and charismatic journalist. As the director of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), the most popular private radio station in Burundi, he sees it as his mission to fight for freedom of expression, willing to risk his life to reveal the truth. With the RPA, he continuously challenges the regime and they become its enemy number one. When Bob reveals the involvement of president Nkurunziza in the murder of three nuns in a radio report, he is immediately arrested and put in prison. Under internatio- nal pressure, he is released after a month and a euphoric crowd welcomes him on his return to the RPA. With the presidential elections approaching, the country finds itself in a vortex of ten- sion. Bob and his radio support the Burundian people who take to the streets to claim their human rights. As a consequence, they find themselves in the eye of the storm.

CATEGORY

#fightforyourfreedom

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Manno Lanssens
PRODUCER:
Ellen De Waele
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
João Ribeiro
EDITOR:
Jan De Coster

INFORMATION

Country:
Belgium, The Netherlands
Original language:
Afrikanns
Year:
2018

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
80 min