Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme

STOP FILMING US

Following a group of young Congolese who photograph, document, and tell stories about their own country, Joris Postema’s new film Stop Filming Us confronts us with the realization that what we know and how we imagine Congo is a one-sided story, a framed narrative.

In the western media, and by that in the western imagery, the country is defined exclusively by poverty, sadness, suffering, and war. That understanding is a selective reality. And because of this, the question is – is that reality at all?

Bianca-Olivia Nita, Modern Times Review

Title: STOP FILMING US
Language: English, Dutch, Swahili, Lingala, French
Subtitles: English
Director: Joris Postema
Production Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2020
Length (min): 95
Age limit: S
Cinematographer: Wiro Felix
Screenplay: Joris Postema, Harmen Jalvingh
Editing: Patrick Minks, Wouter Sessink
Music: Harry de Wit
Producer: Janneke Doolard
Production Company: DOXY Films