Opening SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT with film 'Faire-Part' / Deogracias Kihalu / Nora Chipaumire

Same Same but Different
Wed. 20.02.2019 20:00 - 22:00
Wed 20.02.'19
20:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 20.02.'19
    20:00 - 22:00

 Opening night of the international festival on decolonisation and identity

  • 19:15 - 20:00 - Deogracias Kihalu 'KONGO SYMPHONIE' (performance in Vooruitcafé)
  • 20:00 - Welcome speech by Heleen Debeuckelaere (BsB)
  • 20:30 - ‘FAIRE-PART’
  • 21:30 - aftertalk with the film-makers
  • 22:00 - ‘#PUNK’ by NORA CHIPAUMIRE


For the opening of the festival SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, the Congolese artist living in Ghent Deogracias Kihalu proposes a performance in which he reflects on the reality of the Congo and on those of the audience. Illustrated portrait of the Congolese from the DRC, the performance is a request for attention, a call for solidarity and a search for freedom and independence. Deogracias Kihalu shows us the daily life of a Congolese man, between survival, suffering, search for identity, courage and smiles shared through a mirror. What will be your perspective?


On the eve of the Congolese elections, Congolese and Belgian filmmakers worked on a film about Kinshasa and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The film-makers want to tell a story together, but having grown up on different sides of history, they have other views on how to tell that story. Who should be in it? For whom is it made? By filming artistic performances in public space, they paint a provocative picture of Kinshasa.

Language: french - with english subtitles 

+ Aftertalk with the filmmakers



The African choreographer Nora Chipaumire shines in this energetic performance in which rock, reggae, African dance and stereotypes collide head on. Chipaumire draws inspiration from Patti Smith.

Free entrance (RSVP needed)