Tales from the Source

Léonard Pongo

Tales from the Source offers a new gaze on the landscapes of the Democratic Republic of Congo to translate a sense of its unfathomable power, diversity and knowledge. The scenery is presented as a character acting as a living entity and inhabited by the symbolism of Congolese traditions. The visual approach borrows techniques from multispectral imaging, resulting in an otherworldly experience with surreal lights and colour. Combined with an original musical composition, we enter into a sensory dialogue with the landscape, an intelligent, ageless being in constant transformation that challenges our perception.

Year : 2023
Length : 39'
Language(s) and subtitles : Français
Filmmaking : Léonard Pongo
Credits :

Editing Fairuz Ghammam & Léonard Pongo
Sound editing & mixing Laszlo Umbreit at Empire Digital
Music Bear Bones, Lay Low
Sound recording Cedrick Mbongo Mbulu & Léonard Pongo
Grading Miléna Trivier
Facilities Cobalt
Graphic Design La Villa Hermosa
Production Auguste Orts & Twenty Nine Studio & Production
With the support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, kunstencentrum nona in the context of C0N10UR, Atelier Graphoui, AFRICALIA, Kristof De Clercq gallery, Black Rock Senegal & Parc National de l’Upemba ICCN-FPF