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Kinshasa 2.0

Using the virtual world program Second Life to explore a story of political unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Filmmaker Teboho Edkins visits the Democratic Republic of Congo and explores a tense, militarised Kinshasa, where it is extremely difficult to film. Using the virtual world program Second Life, he tells the story of how the arrest of a woman from a prominent Congolese political family was publicized through the internet. Kinshasa 2.0 is part of Why Democracy?, an online documentary project supported by IDFA.

Kinshasa 2.0 from Teboho Edkins on Vimeo.

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Year of development :2007
Created by:Teboho Edkins

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www.whydemocracy.net