082: Benda Bilili! (2010)

This small, cinéma vérité documentary follows a ramshackle busking band on their onward plight to worldwide success. Made up of community centre paraplegics and one Kinshasa street kid, the harsh backdrop of Congo slum-living doesn’t dampen their ebullient spirit, devotion for free expression.

Although the intrusive documentary isn’t remarkable in itselfthe music of Benda Bilili! is politically poignant and ceaselessly enthralling. Get down on it. Now. Please.

★★★★★☆

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