MAISHA NI KARATA, LA VIE EST UN JEU DE CARTES

In 1991, de Pierpont worked for the first time with six forward young boys, living in a tight group on the streets of Bujumbura in Burundi. In 1994 he went back to meet the six, and after that visit it took almost ten years before he saw them again. In ‘Maisha ni Karata’ images of the last encounters alternate with images from ’91 and ’94. In that way the development, misfortune and changes in the members of the group are traced. The hardship of life in the streets literally and metaphorically left the boys, now in their twenties, with scars. Everybody went their own way, some of them are doing pretty fine, and others are still struggling every day with their lives.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

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  • Format Digital Betacam(Digital Betacam)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 01:10:00
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French
    Spoken: French, Kirundi, Kiswahili
  • Artists