Only about a fifth of Guinea’s people have access to electricity. With few families able to afford generators, children have discovered the international airport, petrol stations and traffic roundabouts as unlikely places to revise. They are amongst the only places where they will always find light.

A literal and metaphorical journey towards enlightenment, BLACK OUT shows the obstacles these children have to overcome to achieve their dreams in one of the world’s poorest countries.

With the children's resourcefulness and determination acting as a metaphor for the country at large, the film asks whether Guinea can at last fulfill its potential and secure a better future for its people.

Directed by Eva Weber

Produced by Claire Neate-James & Kat Mansoor
Editor: Emiliano Battista & Eva Weber
DOP: Mattias Nyberg
Sound: Ludovic Lassere
Music: Florencia Di Concilio

A co-production between HSI London, Odd Girl Out Productions and Animal Monday

Made with the support of UNICEF

In association with Rooftop Films and Chicken & Egg Pictures

Developed with the support of The PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award in partnership with BRITDOC

For more information:
Ph: +44 207 637 3377 (HSI London main switchboard)

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