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Kinshasa 2.0
Kinshasa 2.0

Kinshasa 2.0

Kinshasa 2.0 tells the story of how the arrest of Marie-Thérèse Nlandu, a woman from a prominent political family in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was publicised through the Internet and resulted in filmmaker Teboho Edkins visiting Kinshasa to see how the arrest has affected the family. His film explores a tense, militarised Kinshasa, where it is extremely difficult to film, and using 2nd life – a 3D virtual chat program - he looks at his friend Carine’s attempt to keep in contact with her aunt Marie-Thérèse after she is released and goes into exile in Belgium. The film moves between the real city and the heightened world of 2nd life accompanied by a silent observer – a wooden soldier that appears on the edge of most scenes observing, waiting, watching…

Production Details

Director: Teboho Edkins
Experimental Documentary, 11’07” min, 2008, Democratic Republic of Congo
Production: Day Zero Film, South Africa, co-production: dffb, Germany

Distribution Details

Screenings selection

  • Premiered at the Berlinale, 2008
  • Oberhausen Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Milan Film Festival, 2008
  • South London Gallery, 2011
  • screened at over 30 film festivals and art exhibitions.

Teboho Edkins

Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up mainly in Lesotho, South Africa but also in Germany. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the dffb film academy in Berlin.

2013: Gangster Backstage 38’min
2011: Gangster Project 54’ min
2011: Thato 27’ 35” min
2008: Kinshasa 2.0, 11’07” min
2006 – 2007: Gangster Project 1, 7’30” min
2005: True Love, 28’ min
2005: Looking Good, 47’ min
2004: Ask Me I'm Positive, 48’ min

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