State of Mind: Healing Trauma

Directed by Djo Tunda wa Munga
Produced by Steven Markovitz & Djo Tunda wa Munga
52 min
DRC, South Africa



A layered, engrossing and intriguing look at a national collective trauma and the ambitious initiative to try and heal the wounds. In war-torn countries, people will not be able to be productive and development will fail until they overcome their trauma. In the DRC, a country where over 5 million people have been killed in wars in recent history, can one develop new ways to deal with this massive trauma to open doors to development? DRC filmmaker, Djo Tunda wa Munga, follows an intriguing psychological experiment that could enable millions of people to overcome their trauma.


Special mention – Fespaco 2011

Nomination for best documentary – African Movie Academy Awards 2011

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2010

Dokfest Munich, 2010
Western Psychological Association Conference, 2011


Currently not for distribution in South Africa