Dieudo Hamadi was born in 1984 in Kinsangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. After studying medicine, he eventually turned to documentary filmmaking and graduated from the INSAS film school in Brussels. He started working as an editor, producer, and assistant director before being awarded the Pierre and Yolande Perrault grant at Cinéma du Réel in 2010 for the film Dames en Attente, co-directed with Divita Wa Lusala. He also co-directed a segment of the documentary Congo in Four Acts, which screened the same year at the Berlinale Forum. Hamadi then directed 4 feature length documentary films that gave him a worldwide recognition. In 2015 he created Kiripifilms, his own production company.
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