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Title:Elephant's dream
Editor:Bilsen, Kristof
City of publisher:Leuven
Publisher:Dalton Distribution
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:public sector
postal services
rail transport
social life
State collapse
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyBOm6YX3Fs
Abstract:A portrait of three State-owned institutions and their workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The interwoven stories of a female post office clerk in the dilapidated central post office, two colleagues at the railway station, and the group of firemen in the only fire station provide insight into their daily lives and survival in the third largest city of Africa, Kinshasa. Although these three government-owned institutions are running on their last legs, the film allows for a surprisingly poetic and empathetic look at a State in decline. Yet, it also makes us witness the small but apparent moments of change and revolution. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]