Djo Tunda Wa Munga

Djo Tunda Wa Munga was born in 1972 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where he spent his childhood. At the age of 10, he left for Belgium and after completing school, he studied art. Later he studied at the National Film School of Belgium, INSAS.

During his studies, he directed his first short films, some in the school program and others as an independent producer.

He worked for a few years in Europe in the film industry and went back to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work as a line producer in documentaries on projects produced for the BBC, ARTE, and Danish TV.

He directed several documentaries in the country for the local market and wrote his first film Viva Riva!

He went on to create the first film production company in the DRC, Suka Productions!, which produced and directed a feature film for TV entitled: Papy. It is now broadcast locally and internationally. In 2009 he directed the acclaimed documentary State of Mind.

Congo in Four Acts screened at the Berlin Film Festival and Hot Docs among 20 other international film festivals and was a successful training and production project in the DRC run by himself and Steve Markovitz over nine months with the support of the INSAS film school in Belgium and the Jan Vrijman Fund in Holland.

He recently completed directing the Kinshasa-based feature film Viva Riva!, an international co-production that screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. He has been named the African Trailblazer for 2010 by MIPTV.

Filmography: Viva Riva! - Director, Writer, Producer (2010), State of Mind - Director (2010), After the Mine - Producer (2009), SymphonyKinshasa - Producer (2009), Shrinking Press - Producer (2009), Ladies in Waiting - Producer (2009), Congo in Four Acts - Producer (2009), Papy (Mon Histoire) - Director, Writer (2007), Cuba, Une Odyssée Africaine - Assistant Director (2006), Horizon en Transition - Director (2005), Injuste Faim - Director (2004), Auguy - Director (1998)

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A quartet of short films (on one DVD) that lay bare the reality of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2010 | 69 minutes | Color | English subtitles

A maternity clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo copes with its patients' lack of money while trying to provide the best-intentioned care.

Dieudo Hamadi and Divita Wa Lusala | 2010 | 24 minutes | Color | English subtitles

Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

Djo Tunda Wa Munga | 2010 | 52 minutes | Color | English subtitles