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Ewolo: One man’s forty-year search for his family

by Beckypublished on 1st July 2022

A Witness Documentary from Al Jazeera. Forty-two-year-old street food trader Cristel Ewolo lives in Switzerland, where he was mysteriously abandoned as a child. From an extract of his birth certificate, he knows that his country of origin is the Republic of the Congo.

Without identity documents, he has never been able to travel to Africa. Without the paperwork, it seems like mission impossible. But thanks to his filmmaker friend, he overcomes the bureaucratic hurdles and is finally able to make the journey.

In Congo, it is a chance encounter that leads him home to discover his extraordinary family who were told that he was dead. Ewolo is a film by Andrea Canetta.

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