MAKI'LA

By Machérie EKWA BAHANGO

ORANGE STUDIO - as SALES World

Drama - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2018
Forum
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, CONGO
    • Languages
    • LINGALA, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Machérie EKWA BAHANGO
    • Synopsis
    • Maki, once Makila, is 19 years old. She’s been living on the streets since she was 13 when Mbingazor, a gang leader, took her under his wing. He taught her how to survive on the street, and they ended up marrying. Their relationship, based on exploitation and violence, quickly becomes a prison for Maki. But Mbingazor is not easy to get away from… In her struggle to escape, Maki meets Acha, an 11-year-old who’s just arrived on the streets. They become friends and grow close, driving a dangerously jealous Mbingazor to commit an irreparable act.