02/10/2019

4–6.10.19 | iAfrica Film Festival | Mercy of the Jungle

Blog / By Oliver

The Hague’s annual iAfrica Film Festival opens with Joël Karezeki’s acclaimed Second Congo War cinematographic odyssey.

Mercy of the Jungle premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Male lead Marc Zinga was awarded the Étalon d’Or at this year Fespaco Film Festival in Bamako, Mali.

The story: at the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier and young private Faustin are accidentally left behind in the jungle. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls.

Watch the trailer here.

The iAfrica Film festival runs from Friday October 4 until Sunday October 6 and brings you a dozen of superb African productions in the The Hague Filmhuis.

The Festival is organised by Yangambi under the artistic directorship of Angelique Mbundu. Angelique is also a Board Member of ZAM.

Festival programme here.
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