A group of musicians in yellow overalls in the film System-K

System K

Renaud Barret | France | 2018

Director: Renaud Barret
Producers: Renaud Barret, Thierry Commissionat,
  François de Carsalade du Pont,
  Benoît Tschieret, Guillaume Vincent
Writer: Renaud Barret
Cinematography: Renaud Barret
Editor: Jules Lahana
Music: Kokoko!

Rating: M Animal cruelty & content that may disturb Runtime: 94 minutes

One of the great features of documentaries is the insight they provide into world’s that we might know little about, in this case the burgeoning street art scene in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

System K focuses on the life and work of several Congolese artists, musicians, and social activists. Without any traditional institutional support, in a challenging social and political context their focus is on making art that can be seen by as many people as possible.

The filmmaking mirrors the creative, DIY nature of the artists, swept up in the frenzied commitment to art.

“A direct testament to the power of resistance through imagination, the film soars thanks to the immense creativity and spectacle of the work on offer.” – Redmond Bacon.

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France


Sep 18 2023


6:15 pm - 7:50 pm