Bright Brass is a short film constructed in the form of a sound slide about a major issue in many African cities- street kids. In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, where the film takes place, there are between 25,000 to 40,000 street kids facing life alone. They are either orphans or have been expelled by their families. Accusation of witchcraft is an often-cited reason for ousting a child from a household.
This self-funded film was made by Rachel Corner (photography) and Laurens Nijzink (audio). This photofilm appeared on the website of TheGuardian.co.uk on November 16, 2010 and was shortlisted for the Anthropographia Award for Human Rights 2011. Hope you enjoy!