Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Les vulnérables is a coming-of-age story about a schoolboy who tries to prove his manhood to his once-famous, now-handicapped father by helping him smuggle goods over the border between Congo and Rwanda. It follows the journey of Stewart, a puny teenager who must push his father in a wheelchair through the streets of a vibrant Congolese town in order to reach the border. Along the way, they encounter many of his father’s admirers and associates, each of whom teaches Stewart a lesson about respect.
Producers: Valentina Canavesio, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III
Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Script: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
With: Stewart Lunanga, Freddy Makondo, Benjamin Maneno, Pascal Bashombana
Runtime: 14 min
Language: Swahili and French with English subtitles