MAKALA - SPIRITUALITY Hosted by Fred Craden



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Sep 13, 2018 7:00 PM


SPIRITUALITY Hosted by Fred Craden

Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize Winner
Thursday, September 13 at 7 pm | Members $7 | Public $12

A mesmerizing look at the trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

Gras’s transfixing road movie and Cannes Film Festival prizewinner follows a young Congolese man named Kabwita through the making, transporting, and selling of charcoal—from the felling of a tree to pushing a teetering bicycle weighed down with bulging sacks along treacherous dirt roads to contending with motorists, extortionists, and potential customers. As Gras observes Kabwita’s perilous trade, he derives beauty from the monumental efforts that go into his day-to-day existence. Makala is a documentary that resembles a neorealist parable, locating an epic dimension in the humblest of existences. (France, 2017, 97 min., NR, Swahili with English subtitles| Dir. Emmanuel Gras)