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Djo Tunda Wa Munga

Djo Tunda Wa Munga was born in 1972 in Kinshasa. He spent his childhood in the capital of Democratic Republic of
Congo. At the age of 10 he left for Belgium. He studied at art school. Later he joined the National Film School of
Belgium, INSAS.
During his studies he directed his first short films, some in the school program and others as independent
producer. After, he worked a couple of years in Europe and went back to the Democratic Republic of Congo to
work as an line producer in documentary.
The biggest projects were produced for the BBC, ARTE and the Danish TV.
He directed a couple of documentaries in the country and wrote his first feature film VIVA RIVA.
He created the first production film company in the DRC, SUKA!, which produced and directed a feature film for TV
entitled: PAPY. It is now broadcast locally and internationally.
He also directed the acclaimed documentary STATE OF MIND and produced CONGO IN FOUR ACTS in 2009 which
premiered at the Berlinale in 2010, screened at Hotdocs and over 50 other festivals to date.
He completed shooting the feature film VIVA RIVA, an international production which premiered at the Toronto
International Film Festival, 2010, and Berlinale in 2011. It is being sold by Beta Cinema. Since Toronto it has sold to
USA (Music Box), UK (Metrodome) and Australia/New Zealand (Rialto). In 2011 the film won the MTV Movie Award
for “Best African Movie”.
Djo Munga was selected as the African Trailblaizer for 2010 by Mipdoc.

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