Brussels, Belgium - 'Kinshasa Kids', a feature film produced by Belgian director, Marc Henri Wajnberg, will be screened in Belgian cinema halls from Wednesday.
Mr Wajnberg said the film, which depicts the life of children accused of witchcraft in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, a metropolis of 10 million inhabitants.
After staying for several months in Kinshasa, where thousands of children live in the streets, the film director followed these young Congolese who are chased from their parents’ homes, often because they are accused of witchcraft.
Mr Wajnberg said these adolescents were born to single parents, and the child was not accepted by the father’s new wife who found him or her a real nuisance.
To get rid of the child, the step-mother accuses him or her of witchcraft, and the father then dismisses his child from home.
In Kinshasa, hundreds of street children sleep in graveyards while the girls have no choice than to engage in prostitution.
'In this film, the actors, taken randomly, play roles, but the story takes its cue from what I actually experienced,' Mr Wajnberg said.