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The Stopover film image, co-directors Collectif Faire-part (Paul Shemisi, Nizar Saleh, Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs)

The Stopover

L’Escale

North American Premiere

Travelling from Kinshasa to Frankfurt, filmmakers Paul Shemisi and Nizar Saleh find themselves unjustly relegated to airport purgatory.

Special Mention of the International Jury, Oberhausen 2022

Director Collectif Faire-part (Paul Shemisi, Nizar Saleh, Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs)
Cast Paul Shemisi, Nizar Saleh
Credits See Full Credits
Country of Origin Belgium/DR Congo
Year 2022
Language In French with English subtitles
Film Contact Collectif Faire-part
14 min
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Credits

Cinematography

Hammad Shahid, Qabas Marwan

Editor

Rob Jacobs, Anne Reijniers

Directors

Collectif Faire-part group shot, The Stopover co-directors

Collectif Faire-part (Paul Shemisi, Nizar Saleh, Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs)

Collectif Faire-part is an ensemble of young Belgian and Congolese filmmakers that have been collaborating since 2015. They make documentaries and organize events that deal primarily with questions of decolonization and the many complex relations between Brussels and Kinshasa. Their work has been shown at film festivals and expositions around the world, such as Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Congo International Film Festival, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.