Pieces d’Identités (Pieces of Identity)

Director: Mweze Ngangura
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium
Year: 1998
Running Time: 94 min
Language: French

Mani Kongo, King of the Bakongo, embarks on a trip to Belgium to find his beloved daughter, Mwana, who he has lost touch with. Outfitted in full regalia and as much dignity, the African king walks into a society that neither respects his title nor values his humanity.

On arriving to Belgium, he will have to cope with the very best and the very worst of the black diaspora, as well as with prejudices rampant in European society. He himself will find good friends amongst poor low-class whites showing that nothing is ever black or white…

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