Last Update 21:41
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Ismailia film festival to honour Congolese director Mweze Ngangura

The festival’s 21st edition will run between 10 and 16 April

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Apr 2019
Mweze Ngangura
Mweze Ngangura
Views: 1470
Views: 1470

This year’s edition of the Ismailia International Film festival for Documentaries and Shorts will honour Congolese director Mweze Ngangura.

Ngangura was born in Bukavu in 1950, and is known for his award-winning short documentary films that include Kin-Kiesse, and Pièces d’Identités (“Identity Pieces”), and Le Roi, La Vache et Le Bananier (“The King, the Cow and the Banana”).

Kin-Kiesse (1983) won prizes in Burkina Faso’s FESPACO festival and Tunisia’s CIRTEF festival.

Pièces d’Identités won seven international awards, including the Audience Award at the 8th Festival of African Cinema of Milan in 1998 and the Grand Prix at FESPACO in Ouagadougou in 1999.

Alongside his filmmaking career Ngangura was also a professor at three colleges in Kinshasa, the National Institute of Arts (INA), the Institute of Science and Information Technologies (ISTI), and the Studio-School of the Voice of Zaire (SEVOZA).

In the 1980s Ngangura founded two production companies, Sol’Oeil Films in Kinshasa and Film Sud in Brussels, to produce his own films and preserve his independence as an artist.

The Ismailia festival is headed by film critic Essam Zakaria, and is organised by the National Cinema Center.

It will take place from 10 to 16 April.


Search Keywords:
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.