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“My goal is that one day, you the children of Budjala, will be talking with the Prime Minister of this country.”

JEAN-LUCIEN BUSSA

In the world’s poorest country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,  elected office holders are well compensated and their leadership is rarely sanctioned.

Bana Congo Oyez! (Chidren of Congo, listen!) documents the struggles of Mr. Jean-Lucien Bussa, an idealistic member of the National Assembly, who routinely confronts his own conflicting incentives of service to his constituents and service to those closest to him. When does patronage end and corruption begin?

Synopsis

In the world’s poorest country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,  elected office holders are well compensated and their leadership is rarely sanctioned.

Bana Congo Oyez! (Chidren of Congo, listen!) documents the struggles of Mr. Jean-Lucien Bussa, an idealistic member of the National Assembly, who routinely confronts his own conflicting incentives of service to his constituents and service to those closest to him. When does patronage end and corruption begin?

Synopsis

“I think, our duty as the political elite, is to build a nation of law, a real democracy, not just for ourselves but for future generations.”

JEAN-LUCIEN BUSSA

“I want to ask the boss a question. But if there is no money it’s not important.”

JEAN-LUCIEN BUSSA