ON AIR

A DOCUMENTARY BY MANNO LANSSENS - 2019

SYNOPSIS

Bob Rugurika is the director of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), the most popular independent radio station in Burundi. As an investigative journalist he is also a forerunner of the fight for freedom of expression in his country, willing to risk his life to expose the truth. With the RPA, he keeps on challenging the regime and becomes its enemy number one. Will Bob succeed in keeping the freedom of press, while independent media are being silenced and his life and family are being threatened?

CREDITS

Director  Manno Lanssens

Producer  Ellen De Waele

DOP  João Ribeiro

Sound  Harry Charlier

Editing  Jan De Coster

Composer Liesa Van der Aa

In co-production with  CTM docs & Iota production

Co-producers Rosan Boersma & Isabelle Truc

In co-production with  RTBF

Salesagent  Rushlake Media

Distribution  DocPoppies

 WITH THE SUPPORT OF 

Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Netherlands Film Fund,

Creative Europe MEDIA, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Flanders Film Funding,

Belgian Development Cooperation - DGD Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs,

Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, 11.11.11.

FESTIVALS

MOOOV Filmfestival 2019 Belgian première

Docville International documentary festival 2019  Belgian avant-première

DocLisboa International Filmfestival 2019 International première 

Internationaal filmfestival van Rome 2019 International première