TSOFA
de Rufin Mbou Mikima

Femmes, entièrement femmes

SUMMARY

The misadventure of 34 young blacks from the Democratic Congo hired as cab drivers in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

Victor, Christian, Papa Lambert and the others were recruited in Kinshasa during 2008 to come and work in Romania. Great promises were made to them about salary and working conditions. Once in Bucharest, the dream quickly turned into a nightmare: at first they were exploited and their employment contracts were terminated. Another ordeal began for them: the legitimacy of their presence in Romania. Those who have not yet been expelled are fighting to stay and integrate in Romania, facing a new reality. For the others, the return has a bitter taste.

Documentary, 51', 2012, Congo-Brazzaville/France
Author & Director: Rufin Mbou Mikima
Cinematographer: Thomas Roussillon, François Kotlarski
Sound: Vladimir Voinescu, Alioune Mbow
Editor: Fabienne Pacher
Sound editing: Jean-Jacques Vogelbach
Music: Freddy Massamba
Executive producers: Rufin Mbou Mikima, Florent Coulon
AWARDS
  • Prix du Court-métrage, Festival Vues d’Afrique, Montréal, 2013
FESTIVALS
  • Festival panafricain du cinéma de Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso, 2013
  • Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisie, 2013
  • Etonnants voyageurs de Brazzaville, Congo, 2013
  • Quintessence à Ouidah, Bénin, 2014
  • Escales documentaires de Libreville, Gabon, 2014
  • Rencontres Afrique en docs, Saint-Louis du Sénégal et Lille, 2014
  • Festival Ecrans Noirs à Yaoundé, Cameroun, 2014
  • Festival Cinémas d’Afrique à Lausanne, Suisse, 201