A feature doc inspired on the short is to be released this Fall 2014: Elephant's Dream
Winner - Nanook/Jean Rouch Grand Prize at Jean Rouch International Film Festival (Paris)
Official Selection - Cinema in Harlem (Maysles Institute - NY)
Official Selection - 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Official Selection - 6th Addis International Film Fest (Ethiopia)
Official Selection - London International Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection - 29th Cinema Novo Festival (Bruges)
Student Documentary Competition International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Winner Audience Award Short Film - 22th Festival Dinard
Official Selection -35th Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival (New York)
International Short Documentary Competition -52th FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI (Florence/Italy)
Official Selection - Raindance Film Festival (UK)
Official Selection - Quadrangle Film Festival (UK)
Somebody passed by one day:
'Mama, does the Post really work?
If I leave this letter with you, will it ever arrive?'
I told him: 'of course it will'. He started laughing.
'I know for sure it will never reach its destination.'
WHITE ELEPHANT is a documentary about the Central Post-Office and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo.
This grandiose relic of the colonial past has trapped its employees in a frozen timewarp from which they are planning their escape.
From past to present, through the cracks in the walls,
and leaks in the ceilings, we glimpse present-day Congo.
DIRECTOR/CAMERA/PRODUCER: Kristof Bilsen
EDITOR: Eduardo Serrano
SOUND-RECORDIST: Xan Marquez Caneda
COMPOSER: Jon Wygens
SOUND-DESIGNER: George Lingford
ONLINE EDITOR/GRADER: Dillan Nicholls
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Kasia Malipan
(HDCAM / 34 mins/ UK/ Dolby Digital)
© National Film and TV School 2011