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Four filmmakers from the Congo present four short tales of life in their nation, where economic and political strife are an unfortunate part of daily life, in this anthology feature. Dieudo Hamadi and Divita Wa Lusala wrote and directed Ladies In Waiting, in which women entering a hospital's maternity ward learn they can't leave until they pay their bill, creating an impossible situation for the patients and the staff. Patrick Ken Kalala directed Shrinking Press, concerning Grace Ngyke, a reporter crusading for greater freedom of the press; her father, also a journalist, was murdered for his statements against the government. In Kinshasa Symphony by Kiripi Katembo Siku, the camera takes us on a tour of the Congo's capitol city, dominated by slums that provide dangerous and soul-crushing shelter to the large underprivileged population. Siku also directed After The Mine, which looks inside one of the mines that support the nation's economy and the workers -- many women and children -- who perform back-breaking labor for unconscionable pay. Congo In Four Acts was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi