Get Up Kinshasa!

a film by Sébastien Maitre

21 min - 2016 - France / DR Congo

No polished shoes, no school! Samuel, 10 years old, is about to discover Kinshasa the Beautiful’s way of muddling up and muddling through…Article 15 papa!

Sébastien Maitre

Production Manager for 15 years, Sébastien Maitre worked on numerous feature-films and lived for several years in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He participated to shootings such as Kim Nguyen’s WAR WITCH, Marc-Henri Wajnberg’s KINSHASA KIDS and Djo Munga’s VIVA RIVA. Through set scouting and other adventures, the idea came up to write GET UP KINSHASA !, a social fable conceived as an anthem to the Congolese’ creativity.


Directed by : Sébastien Maitre
Produced by : La Ruche Productions - Laura Townsend
Cast : Bryan Mbuangi, Merlin Dianda, Starlette Matata, Moïse Ilunga, Jupiter, Yasmine Nsakudi