2011-02-03

White Elephant is a documentary about the Central Post-Office and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo. 

 
 Somebody passed by one day: 
Mama, does the Post really work?
If I leave this letter with you, will it ever arrive? 
I told him: 'of course it will'.  He started laughing.
'I know for sure it will never reach its destination.'
 
WHITE ELEPHANT is a documentary  about the Central Post-Office  and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo. 
This grandiose relic of the colonial past has trapped its employees in a frozen timewarp from which they are planning their escape.
From past to present, through the cracks in the walls,  and leaks in the ceilings, we glimpse present-day Congo. 
 
CAMERA/DIRECTION/PRODUCTION: Kristof Bilsen - EDITOR: Eduardo Serrano
COMPOSER: Jon Wygens -MUSICIANS: Dizzy Mandjeku & Junior Mthombeni
SOUND-RECORDIST: Xan Marquez Caneda - SOUND-DESIGN: George Lingford
ONLINE EDITOR AND COLOUR GRADER: Dillan Nicholls
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Katarzyna Malipan - DURATION: 34 min. – HD 16:9
 
© National Film+Television School - release: 2011

Kristof Bilsen

Kristof Bilsen is a Belgian filmmaker.

Supported
€ 2.680 allocated on 09/03/2011.
ID
FPD/2010/783

NFTS Show 2011
NFTS graduation films at the NFTS Graduation Show, Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th February 2011, BFI Southbank, London

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