Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Nairobi, Kenya | +254 795744338

BBC: Mass graves in Kasai

by horacigm· May 25, 2017· in · 0 comments
BBC sees evidence of mass graves in Kasai in DRC.
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The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is due to end his term in power on Monday but he is not stepping down. There is growing concern that street protests will erupt in the country.
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The most loved African cop

by horacigm· December 22, 2016· in · 0 comments
Tamoke the robot has been brought in to ease Kinshasa’s traffic jams and reduce accidents. If it is successful in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it could be rolled out elsewhere. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia
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Congolese dandies, or sapeurs as they are known, have gained a global reputation for their flamboyant fashion style. But Barbara Yves, a resident of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, says you do not have to be a man to join the Society of Ambience-Makers and Elegant People. Being a dandy, she says, is in her blood.
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Y’en a Marre is a 12-minute reportage about the citizen movement that lobbied Senegalese voters to push for change, and not re-elect then-president Abdoulaye Wade in 2012. Wade had been in power for 9 years and tried to modify the constitution to retain his position. This reportage was shot with Patrick Shulz-Heil for Arte.tv a year after the presidential election. It forms part of the “Les lions d’Afrique” series.
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This 7-minute portrait on Omar Viktor Diop, explores the life and work of a successful Senegalese photographer. Shot by me and edited by Patrick Schulz-Heil and the Arte.tv editors.
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You may have seen the Statue of Liberty in New York, you can now visit the “Monument à la Renaissance Africaine” in Dakar. Finished in April 2010 as dreamt by Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, it is the world’s biggest bronze statue. But most people in Dakar were not happy about it as it cost a fortune. In this reportage, I’ve been working as a cameraman with the France2 crew.
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Some fishermen volunteer to “police” the first marine reserve in the open sea off the West African coast. Shot in Joal-Fadiouth, the biggest traditional fishing port on the Senegalese coast, this documentary has been used to create awareness about overfishing in Africa. 12-minute reportage broadcast on Catalan public TV in June 2010.
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Juan Espino, a European fighter joins the ranks of Senegalese wrestlers. After training in one of the most famous wrestling schools, Juan became the “white lion”. Unbeaten, he is the only European evolving in the traditional sport that stirs passions in West Africa. A 24-minute reportage for Canal+ Spain for which I filmed part of the footage.
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