Netherlands, Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
This documentary sees Martens continue on from Enjoy Poverty (2008), in which he encouraged impoverished African people to use photography to exploit their own suffering. On that occasion however, the local population earned nothing from their efforts. This new film documents his attempt to reverse the flow of wealth and use the privileges associated with the art world to bring about real change.
Pieter van Huijstee for Pieter van Huystee Film
Peter Kruger for Inti Films
Involved TV Channel
Pieter van Huystee Film
Rudolf Kats for Pieter van Huystee Film
77, DCP, color
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A multilayered quest to fathom the workings of the capitalist system. Financial sector insiders grapple with simple questions such as “Where does profit come from?” and “How is money created?” Some of the staged scenes are quite telling.…