Astrid Mamina is an artist, actress and storyteller. Born in Kinshasa in 1975, she came to the theatre in ’93, and started acting professionally in ’95. She has been in several productions that have toured both Europe and Africa, and has participated in a number of directing and acting workshops and courses.
« As a young person, I consider that the DRC’s current transition has left people, and particularly young people, in a state of uncertainty. I say uncertainty because we have twice seen the president die and be resurrected before dying once and for all. In this situation, a lot of young people wonder what is going to happen.
As an artist, there is a glimmer of hope in this transition. We have been completely abandoned for a long time. That is why Congolese artists are strong. They have learnt to fight! But for how long? We dare to believe that the new authorities will think to back what we do by seeing the theatre as an effective means of education and communication. We hold major events, such as the International Actor’s Festival (FIA), the JOUCATEJ, etc., which need material and financial support to continue to exist. My concern as an artist is that the authorities become involved in the next FIA, because people would come from abroad and we would like them to experience a different Congo to that of the media. »
The deceased Congolese Head of State.
The people or rather the crowd crying at McZee’s funeral procession.///Article N° : 5499