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Born in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and raised in Belgium, Baloji is a self-taught filmmaker whose visually unique films bridge the real and the surreal. 

Baloji has been a model, a fashion director and stylist.  As a teenager, he founded the rap group Starflam.  The polymath filmmakers’ first feature film, “Lubumbashi Transit” and “AUGURE” a medium-length fiction film (for which he penned both screenplays) are currently under development.  ‘Baloji’ is a Swahili word that originally meant “man of science.”  During the colonial era this became “man of occult sciences,” and, finally, “sorcerer” today.