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Examen d’Etat follows a group of young Congolese high school students who are about to sit the exam for their National Diploma, the equivalent of the French baccalaureate, in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Dieudo Hamadi’s camera films them as they prepare for the exam, from the benches of the school that they are regularly ejected from because they haven’t paid the "teachers’ fees" to the “maquis” (a communal house) where they gather to revise and the chaotic streets of the city where they spend their time “looking for a living”.

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Produced by : Marie Balducchi
Company : AGAT FILMS & CIE
Coproduced by : Studios Kabako, Karoninka, Vosges Télévision, Vidéo de Poche
Partners : L’OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) L’Ambassade de France en RDC Le Centre National de la Cinématographie La Procirep et l’Angoa

Genre : documentary
Duration : 1h30
Video editor : POTEMKINE
Year of production : 2013
Available Versions : VF/VA

TV Diffusion : 19-05-14 à 16h25 sur Vosges Télévision

DVD/VOD Release : 3/03/2015

Awards :
Prix International de la SCAM et Prix des Editeurs (Potemkine) au Cinéma du Réel (Paris)
Grand Prix FIDADOC, Festival Int de Documentaire d’Agadir, Maroc
Tanit d’argent aux Journées Ciné. de Carthage, Tunisie
Mention spéciale du Grand Prix et Prix des détenues, RIDM, Montréal, Canada
Prix Spécial du Jury au Festival Int. du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique
Prix Spécial du Jury au Taiwan Int. Doc. Fest.

Festival selections :
Toronto Int. Film Fest - Docs selection, Canada
Göteborg Film Festival, Göteborg, Suède
DOK Leipzig, Allemagne
Copenhague Documentary FF, Danemark
Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes, France
Watch Docs. Human Rights in Film IFF, Varsovie, Pologne
Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatie

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