Los chicos del río de la Felicidad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Blanchard, Chagui, John, Mambueni and Chance live on Prince Street, the main road crossing through the small town of Inkisi, only 180 km from the capital of Congo. They are referred to as "Chegues", a term borrowed from Che Guevara's relentless struggle for survival. Poverty has generated desperation among families. Children are no longer valued as the prize of their parents. By chance these five boys have formed a new space of solidarity, something that adults wouldn't be able to provide.
Festivals and Awards:
Amiens 2009: Best Human Rights Documentary
MiradasDoc 2009: Jury Award