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From the streets of Kinshasa to the stages of the world's music festivals, Benda Bilili! tells the amazing story of a ragtag group of disabled musicians who see their dreams come true.




  
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Releasing February 13, 2012
Potsdam, NY Cinema 10
Releasing February 14, 2012
West Vancouver, BC Kay Meek Centre
Releasing February 24, 2012
Vancouver, BC Vancity Theatre Vancouver
Releasing February 25, 2012
Edmonton, BC Winter Roots & Blues Fest (Stanley Milner Library)


More About Benda Bilili!

  • Photo: A scene from the movie Benda Bilili! showing the band performing in front of a large audience.

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  • Photo: Some of the members of the band Benda Bilili

    About the Film

    Find out what Benda Bilili! is about and learn more from the directors.

  • Photo: Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye, the directors of the movie Benda Bilili!

    Behind the Scenes

    Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye—the directors and writers of Benda Bilili!—explain how they found the men of Staff Benda and why they wanted to make a film about the remarkable band.

  • Photo: The members of the band Benda Bilili shown in a stylized portrait.

    Benda Bilili!

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