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Guinean Independence Documentaries

 
 
Sun, May 28, 2017
  • 4:30PM
  • 9:15PM
 
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RUN TIME: 80min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 
 
 
 
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This program of rare documentaries gives an intimate first-hand account of life in Guinea in the first years of independence. Shot by Russian state documentary crews, the films go into the heart of the newly independent nation to learn how the people created new lives for themselves under the leadership of President Sekou Touré.

 
Hello Guinea

Former USSR, Archival footage
1961, 20min
Russian with subtitles

 

Leonid Brezhnev visits Guinea and is welcomed by Sekou Touré and the people of Guinea. This film is a brief sojourn into the heart of newly independent Guinea only three years after decolonization.

 
Independently Guinea

Former USSR, Archival footage
1959, 40min
Russian with subtitles

 

One year after independence, we catch a glimpse of life in Guinea. The revolution is still alive in the minds and hearts of the people.

 
 
 
The President of Guinea in the USSR

Former USSR / Guinea, Archival Newsreel
1959, 40min
Russian with subtitles

 

Communist leaders welcome Guinean President Sékou Ahmed Touré on his first visit to the USSR as the leader of an independent Guinea

 
 
 
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