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BY MANNO LANSSENS

During the travels of Manno through the African Great Lakes region, searching for inspiration after a journalistic burnout, he met Bob Rugurika, a passionate and charismatic journalist.

As the director of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), the most popular private radio station in Burundi, he sees it as his mission to fight for freedom of expression, willing to risk his life to reveal the truth. With the RPA, he continuously challenges the regime and they become its enemy number one.

When Bob reveals the involvement of president Nkurunziza in the murder of three nuns in a radio report, he is immediately arrested and put in prison. Under internatio- nal pressure, he is released after a month and a euphoric crowd welcomes him on his return to the RPA.

With the presidential elections approaching, the country finds itself in a vortex of ten- sion. Bob and his radio support the Burundian people who take to the streets to claim their human rights. As a consequence, they find themselves in the eye of the storm.

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All rights worldwide, except Belgium

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On Air

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GENRE

Feature Film – Documentary

DURATION

80 min.

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Kirundi, French, English

COUNTRY

Belgium, The Netherlands

DIRECTOR

Manno Lanssens

WRITER

Manno Lassens

CAST

PRODUCTION

Produced by Serendipity Films in co-production with CTM Docs & Iota Production

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