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Nelson Makengo in conversation



17 September 2020

Nelson Makengo in conversation

Nelson Makengo in conversation with BFMAF programmer Myriam Mouflih translated by Rosa Spaliviero about the film ‘Up at Night’.

Nelson Makengo (1990, Kinshasa, DR Congo) is a photographer, filmmaker and producer. He is a graduate from The Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and La Fémis in Paris. He has directed six short films which have been screened at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) and de Saint-Louis Documentary Film Festival (Senegal), among others. He was one of the 10 Congolese artists selected to participate in the 2017 Atelier Picha (Lubumbashi). In 2018, Makengo presented his film E’ville at the Lubumbashi Biennal and was artist-in-residence at Wiels Contemporary art centre (Belgium).

Myriam Mouflih is a film programmer and sometimes writer from Glasgow, UK. Her research has focused predominantly on Artists Moving Image from the African continent and the diaspora. Since 2017, Myriam has programmed for Africa in Motion Film Festival and served on the committee of Transmission Gallery from 2018-2020. She is also a member of the LUX Scotland Advisory group and was on the jury for the Margaret Tait Award 2020/21.

Rosa Spaliviero lives and works mainly between Brussels and Lubumbashi. She has a university degree in film analysis and theory and a master in cultural management (ULB, 2000-2005), and a complementary degree in film production (IAD, 2010-2011). She is a film producer and created Twenty Nine Studio & Production in 2017 with Sammy Baloji. Spaliviero joined us to translate the conversation.