Monday, November 11, 2013

Black Out: Children of Guinea Struggle to Seek Light to Study By

The Struggle to Pass Exams Taken to a New Height in Guinea: 
Finding Light at Night
Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light. Black Out is an evocative documentary that tells the story of these children's inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country's own fight for change.

Originally from Germany, Eva Weber is a London-based filmmaker working in both documentary and fiction. Her award-winning films have screened at numerous international film festivals, broadcast on UK and international television, and shown at art exhibitions and museums.

Black Out received its world premiere in 2012 at IDFA, and won the award for Best Short Documentary at the FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris and the Jury Award at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival. Weber is currently in development with a number of feature projects, including the fiction feature Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name based on the novel by Vendela Vida.

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