About Benda Bilili!

  • Photo: A scene from the movie Benda Bilili! showing the band performing in front of a large audience.

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  • Photo: Some of the members of the band Benda Bilili

    About the Film

    Find out what Benda Bilili! is about and learn more from the directors.

  • Photo: Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye, the directors of the movie Benda Bilili!

    Behind the Scenes

    Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye—the directors and writers of Benda Bilili!—explain how they found the men of Staff Benda and why they wanted to make a film about the remarkable band.

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