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Title Stop filming us.

Publication Info. [United States] : Video Project, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sound, color
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Credits Directed by Joris Postema.
Cast Mugabo Baritegera, Ganza Buroko.
Summary Can a Western filmmaker show anything of truth about the Democratic Republic of Congo? Or do their 'good intentions' only cause destruction and frustration? Three young artists from Goma resist the one-sided reporting that only reflect stereotypical images of war, violence, illness, and poverty - all results of years of Western domination. Journalist Ley Uwera, photographer Mugabo Baritegera, and filmmaker Bernadette Vivuya struggle to showcase their own experiences of life in Goma where the typical portrait of a non-functioning government along with a helpless population fit into the narrative driven by the 250 Western NGOs that dominate the local economy. Mugabo tries to show the beauty of life in the city while Bernadette attempts to finance a film about her vision of Goma's colonial past. Meanwhile, Ley works for a Western NGO and is constantly caught in an ideological battle to either work for the well-paid Western organization who inserts their own slant on a story or to work as an unpaid freelance reporter with more freedom to air her own opinions. The question then arises of whether a Western filmmaker can capture anything approaching truth about this complex country. Is the filmmaker part of the 'white savior complex'? Director Joris Postema grapples with these issues as he enters into open confrontations with the three local artists in his own attempt to bring mutual assumptions to the surface. The prejudices provide a deeper insight into the inequality of power that lies under the mechanism of Western imaging.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Goma (Nord-Kivu, Congo)
Imperialism in motion pictures.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- In mass media.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Description and travel.
Postema, Joris.
Baritegera, Mugabo.
Uwera, Ley.
Vivuya, Bernadette.
Added Author Postema, Joris, director, screenwriter.
Doolaard, Janneke, film producer.
Jalvingh, Harmen, screenwriter.
Felix, Wiro, 1959- director of photography.
Minks, Patrick, editor of moving image work.
De Wit, Harry, composer (expression)
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Music No. MWT14212960
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