National Diploma

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    National Diploma

    Examen D’État

    Directed by

    France, Congo


    90 min

    • French
    • Afrikaans


    In Kisangani, a group of high-school students who cannot afford to pay the teachers’ “bonuses” organised themselves to prepare the State exam together.


    • Scam International & Potemkine Publishers' Awards - Cinéma du Réel
    • Special Prize of the Jury - FIFF Namur
    • Women Inmates Award - RIDM
    • Special Mention (Best International Feature) - RIDM



    Dieudo Hamadi
    Rodolphe Molla

    Press intimate and ultimately poignant counterpoint.

    Unknown, Cinéma du Réel

    Dieudo Hamadi

    Dieudo Hamadi

    Democratic Republic Of The Congo

    Documentary is the most compatible medium with my environment.

    Dieudo Hamadi was born in 1984 in Kinsangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) and graduated from INSAS film school in Brussels. Since 2002, he has completed several documentary film workshops and video editing courses and has worked as an editor, producer, and assistant director, including for Suka! Productions.

    He was awarded the Pierre and Yolande Perrault grant at Cinéma du Réel in 2010 for the film DAMES EN ATTENTE, co-directed with Divita Wa Lusala. CONGO IN FOUR ACTS, co-directed with other three directors, was screened at Berlinale Forum in 2010. ATALAKU won the Joris Ivens award at Cinéma du Réel, and the Young Adults Jury Award at Black Movie. NATIONAL DIPLOMA screened at the International Competition of Cinéma du Réel in 2014 where it won the Scam Award and the Potemkine Publishers' Award. MAMA COLONEL screened at Berlinale Forum where it won the Independent Jury Prize, and Cinéma du Réel where it won the Grand Prix.

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