It’s not often you get to see a crime thriller set in an African setting, when you live in the U.S. that is.
In the new film Viva Riva, writer and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga takes viewers into his hometown streets of Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa to relay a story about the trappings of oil money and power. TAP correspondent Brandi Fowler sat down with the director to discuss the film, his newfound international notoriety and his film-making process.
The film opens in major cities on Friday, June 10. Here’s to seeing more African cinema on the international stage: