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System K (2019)





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Kinchasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017. In the urban jungle counting over 13 million inhabitants, amid social and political chaos, an eclectic and bubbling street art scene is emerging. underground visual artits, musicians and performers create out of nothing, using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger, but also their dreams for change. Despite the constant harassment of the authorities, the strong taboos of a traditionnally society and the personal struggles of the artists, the movement can no longer be stopped.


Critic Reviews for System K

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A lively, cogent, unsettling documentary about the incredible art world roiling in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

A film that sometimes feels as frenzied as the world it's depicting, but one that benefits from being such a full-blown nosedive into a unique moment of collective creation.

February 8, 2019 | Full Review…

With subject matter this good, all a decent documentarian has to do is point the camera and press record.

September 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Système K never exaggerates the gravity and skill of these artists' works. The film's respect for and commitment to sharing their relentless need to create in the face of resistance and poverty drives home the force of their resolve and ingenuity.

February 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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