Title: Kinshasa 2.0
Directed by Teboho Edkins
Camera: Tom Jide Akinleminu
Animation: youin3D GmbH
Sound: Niklas Kammertoens
Music: Le Grand Kalle
Production date: 2007
Production country: South Africa/ Democratic Republic of Congo
An Internet campaign helps in the release of a presidential candidate jailed for talking openly about the lack of democracy. Moving between a militarised Kinshasa and Second Life, (a 3D virtual chat program), the subversive power of the Internet for democracy is explored while painting a disquieting portrait of an African Capital.
Experimental Documentary, part of series called Why Democracy, produced by STEPS
– Premiered at the Berlinale, 2008
– Oberhausen Short Film Festival, 2008
– Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2008
– Milan Film Festival, 2008
– South London Gallery, 2011
– screened at over 30 film festivals and art exhibitions.
Sold to ZDF/ARTE and PBS North America
Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up mainly in Lesotho, South Africa but also in Germany. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the dffb film academy in Berlin.