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Episode III - Enjoy Poverty

Episode III - Enjoy Poverty
Episode III - Enjoy Poverty

30.08 – 31.08.2009

Armed with a camera, Renzo Martens undertook a journey for years on end through the Congo. He examined Africa’s most lucrative manufacture of export: filmed poverty. As with gold or cacao, the locals barely get anything in return for this product. Therefore Martens launches a campaign deep in the jungle of Congo to teach the African people ‘to profit’ from their poverty. Enjoy Poverty is a combination of journalism, satire and an obstinate, critical look.


van Renzo Martens | montage Jan De Coster | consultant montage Eric Vanderborght | on-line studio Condor | geluid Raf Enckels | mix Federik van de Moortel | productie Renzo Martens Menselijke Activiteiten, Peter Krüger / Inti Films | met de steun van The Netherlands Film Fund, VAF, Nationale Commissie voor Internationale Betrekkingen en Duurzame Ontwikkeling, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds,Vpro, Lichtpunt, Yle, Tsr, Orf