2019-03-05

Un pays plus beau qu’avant is a film about the Congo made in Brussels. The wanderings of Jean Simon, a small time business man, reveal the outlines of a microcosm of informal commerce within the Congolese diaspora.

His everyday economic urgency connects with the political urgency regarding the situation back home as experienced from a distance by the Congolese living in Europe. The film orbits around these two imperatives, in a constant negotiation between here and elsewhere, the past and the present. 

Hannes Verhoustraete

Hannes Verhoustraete (1986) is a Brussels filmmaker.

Supported
A working grant of € 5.000 allocated on 22/06/2015.
ID
FPD/2015/1229

DOCUMENTARY

"Un pays plus beau qu'avant", world premiere at Millenium Festival, Brussels, 23/03/2019.