A biopic documentary film about Mama Kimpa Vita. The fifteenth century was a time when the legacy of powerful African Kingdoms were wickedly invaded by the West. The African people’s rich and plentiful history-interrupted by slavery, genocide and the deportation of Africans to new lands. In the account, The Great Kingdom on Kongo was no exception. A century later in 1704, a fearless young woman decides to fight for her country and while she tragically meets her demise, and is burned alive on the 2nd of July 1706, she is always remembered throughout her Kingdom as, Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution.
Festival De Cannes; Pan African Film Festival; Afrykamera Film Festival; Congo International Film Festival; Ecrans Noirs Film Festival; Cinema Dollars; International Images Festival Film Festival; Afrikans on Film Festival; Afrika Institute in Berlin; Festival Escales Documentaire de Libreville.
About The director
Born in Kinshasa in D.R.Congo, Ne Kunda Nlaba is an African Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Actor and Political Scientist based in London. He is the owner and C.E.O of Labson Bizizi-Cine Kongo Ltd and
Afrika Bizizi Distribution Ltd, creator of Bizizi Box also member of Producers Guild of Great Britain (PGGB).
A confident and creative filmmaker with experience in writing, producing and directing narrative fiction and documentary films of diverse genres. Recently produced and directed short and feature films distributed online, on Television and at national and international film festivals including “The Next” (2009), “The Steel Pan” (2010), “Living Without Living” (2011), “Cherie Bondowe” (2012), “Abeti Masikini: Le Combat d’Une Femme” (2015) and “Kimpa Vita: The Mother of African Revolution” (2016) and is actually developing a new drama feature “Afro Beat”.