Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Why not go and see the film Benda Bilili at Bristol Watershed?

Benda Benlili is a French documentary ( un documentaire)  by Renaud Barret and Florent De la Tullage which takes place in the Congo.
Renaud Barret and Florent De la Tullage met a group of paraplegics ( des paraplégiques) who were playing music in the streets of Kinshasa. They found their music wondeful and offered to help them make a CD. That was just a beginning, the band ( le groupe) now plays in the most prestigious festivals in Europe.
The documentary was filmed between 2004 and 2009 and follows the story of Roger, a small boy living in the streets of Kinshasa, who became a man and a star ( une vedette).
Find out more about the film...
If you are a student on a French course with Alliance Française de Bristol or Bath, you can get a discount at the Watershed. To find out about it ask your French tutor or go to Alliance Française de Bristol site, more info...

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