With only a fifth of Guinea’s 10 million people having sporadic access to electricity, scores of young people, aspiring to a more prosperous life than their parents’, are forced to roam the streets at night in search of light by which to study. Black Out is a poetic tale of young people frequenting gas stations, parks in the rich part of town, and the airport; often walking for miles in the middle of the night, thumbing books and reciting lessons to themselves. A touching film that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Black Out screens as part of the EEFF’s Documentary Afternoon on Sunday 30 June. Tickets will be available from the Rio Cinema website here.

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