Tournées Festival: Makala
French documentarian Emmanuel Gras creates a vivid picture of the charcoal industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shown from the perspective of salesman Kabwita Kasongo. The 28-year-old Kasongo goes through the entire process of making his charcoal, from felling trees near his village to carrying his final product to a city, several days away, where he hopes to sell it. Gras shows the Congo’s beautiful landscape side by side with its rapidly shifting economy. (2018, 96 min.) Co-sponsored by the Lewiston Public Library.