Born in Kisangani, the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1984, he studied medicine and then attended several documentary workshops. In 2013, he made his feature-length debut with Atalaku. The film Congo in Four Acts, to which he contributed, as well as his films Mama Colonel and Kinshasa Makambo screened in the Berlinale's Forum programme in 2010, 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Downstream to Kinshasa
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi • Documentary • 2021 • 89 minutes
Over six bloody days in June 2000, the Congolese city of Kisangani was the scene of deadly violence between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies. More than 10,000 shells exploded, killing thousands and injuring thousands more.
Since then, v...
Ladies in Waiting
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi & Divita Wa Lusala • Documentary • 2009 • 24 minutes
Taking in the wives of the unemployed, of unpaid government employees, the Kitambo maternity clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo has to cope with its patients' lack of money. And negotiations are tough be...
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi • Documentary • 2017 • 72 minutes
Colonel Honorine Manyole, commonly known as 'Mama Colonel,' works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Having worked for 15 years in Bukavu, in the east of...
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi • Documentary • 2014 • 92 minutes
NATIONAL DIPLOMA follows a group of Congolese high-school students about to take the state exam in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dieudo Hamadi's documentary closely follows them as they prepare for the test, from the benches of the ...