Elephant’s Dream is a Cinereach grantee.
— BY Kristof Bilsen
Kristof Bilsen, Bram Crols, Mark Daems, Marion Hänsel, Mike Lerner
Elephant’s Dream tells the story of a group of public sector workers who live in the third largest city in Africa, Kinshasa, DR Congo, where the weight of history has not stopped them from pursuing hopes and dreams. This film takes us beyond the usual reports of the Congo, to provide poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition, as seen through the microcosm of three state-owned institutions, a rail-station, the central post-office and the only existing fire station in Kinshasa, a city of 10 million inhabitants. At times surreal, at times hopeful, this film reveals a truly surprising perspective on lives lived beyond chaos.