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Kinshasa Symphony - Wellington Film Society


Mon 30 Sep 2013, 6:15pm–7:55pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members Free. Membership available at the door: $0.00
  • Public by Donation (notes only) minimum suggested: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer - DR Congo/Germany - 2010 - Exempt

Two hundred orchestral musicians are playing Beethoven’s Ninth, - when a power outage strikes just a few bars before the last movement. Problems like this are the least of the worries facing the only symphony orchestra in the Congo. In the 15 years of the symphony’s existence, the musicians have survived two putsches, various crises and a war. But their concentration on music and hopes for a better future keeps them going. Kinshasa Symphony is a study of people in one of the world’s most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of joint human endeavor: a symphony orchestra. A film about the Congo, the people in Kinshasa, and the power of music.
- New York African Film Festival

Screened in co-operation with the Goethe Institut.

Preceded by Fly, a New Zealand short film by Shona McCullagh

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