FESPACO 2011 WATCH: Official Competition - Documentary
Annette Kouamba Matondo, from the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) is a journalist and avid blogger. She has directed two documentaries, De quoi avons-nous peur?/What Do We Have to Be Afraid Of? and On n'oublie pas, on pardonne/We Don't Forget, We Forgive.
Synopsis of the Film, On n'oublie pas, on pardonne (2010)
By portraying Sylvie Diclos Pomos, a Congolese artist who is an actor, a director and also a writer, the film director questions the issue of writing. To write so that one may remember, since people have a tendency to forget, to write as a devoir de mémoire. And also, writing as a way of escaping into a better world, escaping from a reality that is sometimes cruel. These issues all relate to the "Beach case" that had extensive press coverage in Congo, after a trial ending with all alleged culprits being acquitted.