Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


The Democratic Republic of Congo could feed almost 1 in 2 people on Earth. Yet one in six Congolese people suffer from hunger. Yet one in two Congolese suffers from moderate acute malnutrition. Yet agriculture accounts for 70% of the population there. Faced with this paradox, the peasants regroup in agricultural cooperatives. A handful of them share their daily lives with us, that of all those they represent.
Even if they don't know each other, live thousands of hundreds of kilometers from each other, participate in different agricultural sectors, their voices resonate in this powerful, sensitive and sincere documentary.

  • Writers: Virginie Messiaen
  • Producers: Benjamin Stienon
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Antonio Spanó
  • Editor: Virginie Messiaen
  • Awards

    Le Grand Bivouac Film Festival Albertville October 25, 2021 French PRIX USHUAÏA TV France Mediterranean Film Festival August 27, 2021 Bosnian Bosnia and Herzegovina Ekofilm International Film Festival Brno October 12, 2021 Czech Czech Republic Kazan International Film Festival Kazan September 8, 2021 Russian Russian Federation Film Ambiente Rio de Janieiro October 28, 2021 South American Brazil Festival Alimentérre Bruxelles October 26, 2021 National Premiere Belgium 8th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival 22 January 10, 2022 Golden Tree International Documentary Festival 21 Paris November 5, 2021 France Aporia International Film Festival 2021 Aporia December 15, 2021 Korean Korea, Republic of Planeta Doc Festival Internacional de Cinema Socioambiental 21 November 16, 2021 Frozen River Film Festival 2022 USA February 6, 2022 USA Kinenova 2021 Skopje November 1, 2021 Macedonian Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madeira International Film Awards 2021 Madeira November 5, 2021 BABEL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Cagliari December 10, 2021 Italian Italy Beloit Film Festival 2022 Beloit USA United States The International Gullah Festival 22 Georgetown April 2, 2022 North carolina United States Auroville Film Festival 22 Auroille January 10, 2022 Indian India

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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