Festival Amani - Playing for Change, Singing for Peace

The Amani Festival is an non-profit that has the objective of getting people together for a cultural and celebratory event, far from the daily problems and the effects of war - to create a place where the people of the Great Lakes can meet, and so start to build a way forward together. The festival aims at improving Goma’s image, along with that of the East of DRC and the Great Lakes and show how both the young and the less young of this region have a real desire to use their talents to build a better future.

Directed, filmed and edited by Yann Verbeke.
Produced by Switch Asbl.
Shot on location in Goma, DR Congo (2017).