Director: Eva Weber
Country: Guinea/UK, 2012, 47 mins
Synopsis: Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrim age to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light. This evocative documentary tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country’s own fight for change. BLACK OUT tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country’s own fight for change. After decades of turmoil and mismanagement, Alpha Conde became Guinea’s first democratically elected president on November 16th 2010. He has pledged to make raising the living standards for the average Guinean, and in particular improving the energy network, a top priority. At the moment, he is considering tenders to built temporary power plants in the capital to supply a steady stream of electricity to its population.