MAKALA

A film by Emmanuel Gras

96' / Feature Documentary / 2017

Kolwezi, a city of the southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo. Isaac makes scantily his living by making some charcoal and by transporting it towards the city on his overloaded bike. Every week, he leaves his family and his village to travel dozens of kilometers. This is a long, exhausting, dangerous and full of pitfalls journey. But Isaac has no choice : the forest is his only wealth, the coal his unique income.

GRAND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL CRITIC'S WEEK
SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY - OEIL D'OR CANNES 2017
JURY PRIZE BERGEN 2017
SPECIAL MENTION BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
SPECIAL MENTION AUTEUR FILM FESTIVAL BELGRAD 2017
YOUTH JURY PRIZE PORTO/POST/DOC 2017
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY & BEST EDITING MOSCOW INTERNAT. DOCUMENTARY FF DOKER
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD COLCOA
DOC:SOUTH AWARD - THE FILMS FROM THE SOUTH FESTIVAL OSLO 2018
PRIX JEAN LESCURE 2018
LOUIS DELLUC 2017 NOMINEE
NOMINEE LUMIERES DE LA PRESSE INTERNATIONALE 2017 - DOCUMENTARY FILM
NOMINEE LUMIERES DE LA PRESSE INTERNATIONALE 2017 - MUSIC
YOUTH JURY PRIZE FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE DE GARDANNE  2017
JURY PRIZE  - RENCONTRES DU CINEMA FRANCOPHONE EN BEAUJOLAIS 2017

PARTNERS : CNC, Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Île-de-France, Ciné +, Canal + International, Cinémage, Procirep & Angoa
THEATRE : National release on December 6th 2017 (Les Films du losange) / United Kingdom (Dogwoof), United States (Kino Lorber), China (Time in portrait), Taiwan (Joint Entertainment), Switzerland (Cinema City Club)
WORLD SALES : Les Films du Losange
FESTIVALS : Cannes - International Critic's Week 2017, Toronto International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, T-Mobile New Horizons (Wrowlaw), DokuFest (Kosovo), Sanfic (Santiago Film Festival), Bergen IFF (Norway), BFI London Film Festival, Busan IFF, Tokyo IFF, Amsterdam IDFA, Hamburg Film Festival, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, FIF de Morelia (Mexique), Sao Paulo IFF, Stockholm International Film Festival, CAMERIMAGE (Pologne), Auteur Film Festival (Belgrade), Porto/Post/Doc, Mar del Plata (Argentina), Cinema Verite - Iran International Documentary FF, Canberra IFF, Palm Springs FF, Göteborg FF, Fribourg FF, Thessaloniki IFF, True/False Film Festival, Hong Kong FF, New Directors New Films (New-York), Istanbul FF, Ramdam FF (Belgium), French FF New Zealand, Ambulante - Cine documental itinerante (Mexico), CPH Dox (Denmark), Docudays UA (Ukraine), Rendez-vous Nuovo cinema francese Roma, San Francisco IFF, DOK.Fest München, Doc in Tunis, Moscow Internat. Documentary FF DOKer, Mooov Film festival (Belgium), European Film Festival (Kinshasa), Colcoa Los Angeles, Congo IFF, Festival cinemas d'Afrique de Lausanne (Switzerland), La Rochelle Film Festival, Entrevues Belfort, Lama Film Festival, Douarnenez Film Festival, Gindou Film Festival,  Festival International Paysages de cinéastes de Châtenay-Malabry, Ciné-rencontres de Prades, Festival d'Automne de Gardanne, Festival St-Paul les 3 Châteaux, Festival du cinéma d'Afrique du pays d'Apt, Entrevues Belfort, Festival Les Oeillades (Albi), Festival Jean Carmet, Rencontres du cinéma francophone en Beaujolais, FIFAM Amiens, Rendez-vous d'Automne - Château Arnoux, Les Étoiles de la SCAM, Rencontres Cinéma de Limoges, Festival de la Biolle, Rendez-vous d’automne Briançon, Festival de cinéma au Connétable, Rencontres du film des Résistances, Rencontres Culture & Cinéma (Vence), Festival Amnesty Cinéma et droits humains, Festival Combat, Le Ciné est dans le Pré, Festival du film de Sarlat, Cinessone (La Ferrière), Festival des solidarités, Festival Ciné 32 (Auch).