National Diploma

  • France
  • Congo - Kinshasa
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National Diploma follows a group of young Congolese high school students who are about to sit the exam for their National Diploma, the equivalent of the French baccalaureate, in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Dieudo Hamadi’s camera films them as they prepare for the exam, from the benches of the school that they are regularly ejected from because they haven’t paid the "teachers’ fees" to the “maquis” (a communal house) where they gather to revise and the chaotic streets of the city where they spend their time “looking for a living”.

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  • Original Title
    Examen d’État
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dieudo Hamadi
  • Cinematography
    Dieudo Hamadi
  • Editing
    Rodolphe Molla
  • Sound
    Dieudo Hamadi
  • Runtime
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Congo - Kinshasa
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Toronto International Film Festival
    • Cinéma du Réel
    • Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez, France
    • BFI London Film Festival, UK
    • DOK Leipzig
    • Copenhagen Documentary FF
    • Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
    • Festival Dei Popoli
    • Watch Docs. Human Rights in Film IFF
    • Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb
    • Göteborg Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Prix International de la SCAM et Prix des Editeurs | Cinéma du Réel
    • Grand Prix FIDADOC | Festival International de Documentaire d’Agadir
    • Prix Spécial du Jury | Taiwan International Documentary Festival
    • Prix Spécial du Jury | Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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