Benda bilili! [videorecording] : [look beyond appearances] / [produced by] National Geographic Entertainment, Screenrunner, La Belle Kinoise, Studio 37 ; a film by Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tulaye.
[United States] : National Geographic Entertainment : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, c2010.
Follow an unlikely group of musicians in Kinshasa, capital of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, from the streets to the world's stages. The band, Staff Benda Bilili, is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists who use customized tricycles to get around. French film directors Florent de la Tullaye and Renaud Barret document the band's struggles to survive through music in the volatile city.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some drug material.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby 5.1.
French dialogue; English subtitles ; closed-captioned.