For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been fighting in Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they have finally decided to voice their claims in Kinshasa, after a long journey down the Congo River.
Dieudo Hamadi was born in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1984 and studied medicine in 2005-2008. He then attended several documentary workshops. Dieudo Hamadi is the author of two short documentaries: Ladies in Waiting and Zero Tolerance, that caught the attention of several festivals in Europe (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam) and Canada (Toronto). Ladies in Waiting received the “Pierre and Yolande Perrault” scholarship at Cinéma du Réel (Paris) in 2009. He then directed 4 feature length documentary films that gave him worldwide recognition: in 2013, Atalaku, in 2014, National Diploma, in 2017, Mama Colonel, and in 2018, Kinshasa Makambo. In 2015, Dieudo created Kiripifilms, his own production company. In 2019, Dieudo Hamadi was awarded the McMillan-Stewart Fellowship in Distinguished Filmmaking by the Film Study Centre of Harvard University.