Nestor, Aaron, Benjamin and Rafiki are economics undergraduates at the University of Bangui. Navigating between the overcrowded classrooms, the petty trades that allow students to survive, and bribery lurking everywhere, Rafiki shows us what students’ lives are like in the Central African Republic, a shattered society where young people keep dreaming of a brighter future for their country.
Screening of the film WE, STUDENTS! in collaboration with neimënster, followed by a round table discussion on the political inclusion of young people in today’s society. In the presence of the director, Rafiki Fariala, Iness Chakir (UN Youth Delegate Lux, President of ATS asbl, former president of the Luxembourg Youth Parliament) and R. Polivalente (musician/model/actor).
Moderation: Cédric Reichel (Klima-Bündnis Lëtzebuerg /Action Solidarité Tiers Monde).
- Rafiki FARIALA
- Rafiki FARIALA
- Anne-Bertille Ndeysseit Vopiande
- Aaron Koyasoukpengo
- Kelly Dallet
- Boris Lojkine
Trailer and photos
Born on November 17, 1997 in Uvira, Kivu (DRC), of Congolese parents, Rafiki Fariala arrived early in the Central African Republic, where his parents took refuge because of the war. Entirely self-taught, he started composing music, indeed, he became one of the promising figures of Bangui’s musical scene. In 2017, he was selected to take part in the documentary workshop organised in Bangui by Ateliers Varan. At the end of the workshop, he directed his first film, Mbi na Mo (2017). The film was selected at the Lausanne, Montréal, St Denis and Lille festivals and the Biarritz FIPADOC.
Rafiki Fariala participates in the round table following the film WE, STUDENTS! in collaboration with neimënster.
- Nous, étudiants ! (Documentary) 2022
- Mbi na mo (You and Me) (Short) 2017