January 1, 1996 | 1h 30m
Lydia Ewande, Hassane Kouyate, Sudy Camara, Habibou Dembele, Djibril Kouyate, Djeneba Diawara, Boubabcar S Diarra, Gabriel Magma Konate, Helene Diarra, Andrew Caravello, Fausto Martini, Makansire Sylla
Structured in vignettes, a slice-of-life story about the travails and triumphs of a neighborhood in a small African city. The tale centers itself about Mother Bavusi and her sons Mike, a mechanic; Kapa, a boxer, and Duka who was the result of a not-so-secret fling with Papa Sandu, the owner of the local bar and hangout.
- The Democratic Republic of Congo's first ever submission for the Academy Awards.
- The Democratic Republic of Congo's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (1997).