Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield Documentary Festival 2018

13th June 2018, Sheffield, UK

The Tim Hetherington Award

In association with Dogwoof

This year’s Tim Hetherington Award goes to film-maker Dieudo Hamadi for 

Kinshasa Makambo

About the documentary:

​In a chaotic and often dangerous Kinshasa nothing is certain. Three activists risk everything trying to unseat Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to relinquish control as promised. Congolese director Dieudo Hamadi (Mama Colonel) follows the young men as they attempt different tactics to mobilise a rebel generation amidst secret police on the lookout for trouble makers.

The jury comment:

"A brilliant insight into the struggle for democratic elections in DRC. The filmmaker provided us with a unique point of access into the internal organisation of the courageous  activists campaigning for change, despite kidnap, arrest and torture. This is brave filming with a raw quality by a journalistic documentary filmmaker who truly merited the trust put in him. Highly informative and emotionally engaging."

About the Jury:

Dorothy Byrne is the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel Four Television. Programmes she has commissioned have won Emmy, BAFTA and RTS awards. She is a Fellow of The Royal Television Society and winner of the RTS award for her outstanding contribution to journalism as well as a BAFTA Scotland for outstanding contribution to broadcasting. 

Ryan Gallagher is a U.K.-based investigative journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on national security and civil liberties.

Lydia Ogwang is a writer, senior editor at Cléo journal, and film industry professional based in Toronto, Canada. She has written for Cinema Scope, The Brooklyn Rail, TIFF, and Media Diversified.

Judith Hetherington chaired the jury discussion


Kinshasa Makambo

Director: Dieudo Hamadi
Producers: Quentin Laurent, Frédéric Féraud, Dieudo Hamadi
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway
Language: Lingala

Year: 2018

Duration: 75 min

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