|Director||Filip De Boeck|
|Writers||Filip De Boeck (screenplay)
Sarah Vanagt (screenplay)
|Runtime||72 min, Belgium:70 min|
|Plot||In 'Cemetery State', Filip De Boeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the years, the city has increasingly invaded the cemetery, and shanty towns have sprung up alongside it. One of these is the populated slum area of Camp Luka (also known as 'the State'). Here, the living and dead live in close proximity. Although the cemetery was officially closed by the urban authorities two decades ago, the people from Camp Luka continue to bury their dead there. This astonishing film follows Papa Mayaula and his small group of grave-diggers. Through an intimate portrait of their daily dealings with the dead, the film also introduces us to the 'children of the State', the youth of Camp Luka. For them, mourning rituals and funerals have become moments of upheaval and contestation of official social and political orders. For this urban youth, burials have become occasions to criticize elders, politicians and preachers who are blamed for the pitiful state of affairs in the city and the country.... search for Cemetery State on IMDb|
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