We recently added Benda Bilili! to the DBRL collection. The film played at the 2011 True False Film Fest and currently has a rating of 92% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Follow an unlikely group of musicians in Kinshasa, capital of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, from the streets to the world’s stages. The band, Staff Benda Bilili, is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists who use customized tricycles to get around. French film directors Florent de la Tullaye and Renaud Barret document the band’s struggles to survive through music in the volatile city.