Filmed on location in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Democratic Republic of Congo most of the musicians do not dare to sing about the daily struggle of more than 80% of the population trying to survive on less than one dollar per day and, for sure, do not dare to criticize the work of the government (due to fear of being silenced).

Most of the big stars of Congolese music are too busy promoting values like fame, money, beer and sex in a country that has the lowest human development index on the planet, according to the 2013 UNDP Human Development Index ranking.

That is why songwriter/musician El Dorado (The Golden One) truly shines and why his music rises above and beyond the music of other contemporary Congolese musicians.

El Dorado’s songs are devoted to making Congolese people aware of the social, economic and political situation of their country in order to start improving it. A country where a policeman or a school teacher makes less than 40 dollars per month.

This song, “Childs cry”, is one of his most striking songs; it tells the true and sad reality of many children in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Song and Lyrics: El Dorado
Client: Studio Sabam
Directed by: Alan Brain and Kevin Jordan
Photographed by: Alan Brain and Kevin Jordan
Produced by: Viral, Laboratorio de Contenidos
Edited by: Alan Brain

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