The Kamwina Nsapu phenomenon is an ongoing rebellion launched by the Kamwina Nsapu militia against state security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the Greater Kasayi region.
These rebels are strongly motivated by their beliefs in various forms of witchcraft. Some believe, for example, in a magical protection against danger by wearing fetishes, specific leaves, protective amulets. Other fighters also believe that wooden sticks can be transformed into functional weapons by magical rituals.
Produced in March 2019 in Democratic Republic of Congo