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Although she was born in the Congo, 12-year-old Binti has spent her whole life in Belgium with her father Jovial. All she wants is a normal life. That and to be a famous vlogger, like her heroine Tatyana. When the police break into their house to deport them, Binti and Jovial go on the run. Along the way, Binti meets 11-year-old Elias, who runs an okapi rescue club, and the two become friends. Together they come up with a brilliant idea: they will make their parents fall in love so that Binti and Jovial can stay in Belgium. The film premiered at Sundance, while famous musician Baloji stars as Jovial.
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Director, screenwriter and actor. After studying drama in New York, she moved to Paris to study filmmaking. She has lived and worked in Brussels since 2011, first as assistant producer and then as film director. Her short film Nkosi Coiffure (2015) screened at Tribeca, the BFI London Film Festival and elsewhere. Binti is her feature debut.