In addition to the Gentrification Program of the Institute for Human Activities, the Belluard Festival is presenting the film Enjoy Poverty again. Armed with a camera, Renzo Martens undertook a journey through Congo. He examined Africa’s most lucrative manufacture of export: filmed poverty. As with gold or cacao, the locals barely get anything in return for this product. Therefore Martens launches a campaign deep in the jungle to teach the African people ‘to profit’ from their poverty.
By: Renzo Martens; editing: Jan De Coster; consultant editing: Eric Vanderborght, on-line studio Condor; sound: Raf Enckels; mix: Frederik van de Moortel; production: Renzo Martens, Menselijke Activiteiten, Peter Krüger, Inti Films.
With the support of: The Netherlands Film Fund, VAF, Nationale Commissie voor Internationale Betrekkingen en Duurzame Ontwik- keling, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds, Vpro, Lichtpunt, Yle, TSR, ORF.