June 17, 2014 Sarah Mallia

Pawa254 Film Forum X: ‘Tsofa’ Screening and Discussion


For the tenth edition of Pawa Film Forum, we are very happy to announce that Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima has extended a special invitation for Maisha Film Lab Alumni to screen his documentary, ‘Tsofa’.

Date: 25th June 2014, from 5:30pm – 8pm

Venue: Mageuzi Space, Pawa254.  For directions to the venue, click HERE


Tsofa tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who were offered a 600 euro/month job by a Romanian company to go and work as taxi drivers in Bucharest, the European country’s capital.

“To Romanians, black people living in their country must be either football players or students,” Mbou Mikima notes in one of the film’s opening scenes.

He first met the group back in 2008 while working in Bucharest himself. Through the use of the men’s own photos, mobile phone images and other video material, he retraces their initial steps, hopes and expectations, where it went wrong (it did), and what happened after the return of some of them to Congo (Brazza).

Take a look at the trailer of ‘Tsofa’ here

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