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Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following. Chances of success were slim at first for these homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. "Benda Bilili" is not a music film, it's the story of a dream that became reality. And a plunge into the streets of Kinshasa without a safety net.

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Direction: Florent de La Tullaye, Renaud Barret

Cast: Coco Ngambali, Cubain Kabeya, Leon Likabu, Paulin Kiara-Maigi, Roger Landu

Original Title: Benda Bilili

Original Languages: French, Lingala

Film Production Countries: France, Congo

 

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