Rêve Kakudji

The moment Serge Kakudji saw an opera singer for the very first time as a young boy on Congolese television, he immediately fell in love with opera music. He decided to become a celebrated counter-tenor.
But how can you become an opera singer when you live in the slums of Lubumbasi in the DRC?

The camera observes Serge in marvelous scenes as he pushes his way through the white elitist jungle, where his talent is recognized but he is seen as an exotic phenomenon.

As one opera director puts it, “His movements are somewhere in between Michael Jackson and something primitive.”

This wonderfully stylized, observational documentary offers an intimate window into the head of a young man caught between two worlds, who is trying, in fits and starts, to live his dream.

 

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