In Lingala, TALA means TO LOOK, whereas TALATALA symbolizes a MIRROR, that object which reflects our own image and helps us know ourselves. In 2009, in Barcelona, Spain, we created TALATALA with the intention of bridging the North-South divide and establishing South-South links in audiovisual production and education.
Over the past years we have had the honour of being invited and acknowledged by great events such as Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, Tribeca, Visions du Rèel, Hotdocs International Documentary Film Festival and the Riviera Maya Film Festival.
He was a film and television director, writer and theater producer in the city of Brazzaville when Congo’s civil war hit the country in 1998. He had to leave his home, friends and work just as other thousands of displaced people. Since then he traveled with his family across Central Africa, living in several UNHCR refugee camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The International Parliament of Writers helped him obtain the status of refugee in 2002. He then arrived to Catalonia, where he lives now.
He was born in Argentina where he finished his degree in Filmmaking in 2000 at the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires). Thanks to a grant he traveled in 2002 to Brussels, Belgium, and directed several documentaries around the world. He then settled in Barcelona where he collaborated with several local producers and began teaching Media. In 2009 he founded with Gilbert-Ndunga Nsangata the audiovisual company Talatala, in which he works as Executive Producer.
Hervé Forestier: Editor
Rabia Williams: New Media
Mario Trigo: Illustrator
Christine Schmelzle: Project Coordinator