From Bambili to Paris


From Bambili to Paris is a documentary that explores the intertwined narratives of personal identity and global power dynamics. Inspired by the filmmaker's mother's journey from Congo to Paris, the film unravels the mother’s disconnect from her homeland against the backdrop of Congo’s struggle for independence and its subsequent entanglement in geopolitical webs.

Through a blend of archival footage, expert analysis, and intimate interviews, the documentary uncovers the hidden forces shaping Congo's destiny. From a personal narrative, the documentary illuminates the complexities of identity and belonging for the Congolese diaspora. It confronts the realities of data colonialism and its impact on individual lives.

From Bambili to Paris is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and a call to action for a more just and equitable world.

Credits: Director, Development, and Production : Logan Hon Mua
Editing : Logan Hon Mua
Cast Interview : Mosky B, Primrose Ntumba
Archive Research and Narration: Logan Hon Mua Documents Transcription: Emma Coupez