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Title La Vie Est Belle (Life is Rosy). [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 84 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1987.
Summary Soukous music legend, Papa Wemba, stars in the rags to riches story of a poor country musician who seeks fame in the vibrant music industry of Kinshasa. La Vie est Belle takes us inside the vibrant music scene of Kinshasa, the Congo's exhilarating and exasperating capital whose back alleys and clubs pulsate to the beat of some of the most influential music in the world. The film, starring Soukous music legend Papa Wemba, tells the "rags to riches" story of a poor country musician who seeks fame in the city's vibrant music industry. This lively farce illustrates the Congolese faith in Systeme-D or debrouillardise, fending for yourself to survive in the face of overwhelming obstacles. If there is a commercial cinema in Africa's future, then La Vie est Belle may be one of its precursors. "A genial musical offering and insightful look at Zaire." - New York Times. "Joyful entertainment!...Papa Wemba has the appeal of a young Harry Belafonte." - Variety. "Like Black Orpheus, La Vie Est Belle is a fairy tale embellished by joyous music and phantasmagorical images" - Village Voice
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Rural-urban migration -- Drama -- Africa -- Congo.
Social life and customs -- Drama -- Africa -- Congo.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Lamy, Benoît 1945–2008. film director.
Ngangura, Mweze 1950-. film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1139689 Kanopy
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