Stop Filming Us


A wonderful movie detailing life beyond colonial rule in West Africa. People demand humanity and dignity. They don’t want to be exploited or made fun of by racists or apologists from the west. They have pride and love for their poor communities. GOMA isn’t a perfect place, but neither are other places of poverty in the US or Europe. The people there still have their culture and life. This film captures this. The modern youth of Goma try to capture this in this project. Representing themselves. The good and the bad, as told by them only. NO ONE ELSE. We won’t spoil it. Rent or download it today. 

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In STOP FILMING US, filmmaker Joris Postema shows the struggle that journalist Ley Uwera, photographer Mugabo Baritegera and filmmaker Bernadette Vivuya deal with when trying to capture and show their own experience of life in Goma.

Goma is the capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system.


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