GDR/Guinea, 1970, 24 min, color
In German; English subtitles
Hirde Dyama © DEFA-Stiftung
|Diakité, Moussa Kémoko|
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
The first Hirde Dyama National Festival of Culture of the Republic of Guinea was held in March 1970 in the country's capital city of Conakry. The film features many colorful and diverse performances and highlights the protection of traditional West African cultural traditions and art forms under President Ahmed Sékou Touré.
The international team responsible for this film included both East German and Guinean filmmakers. They also shot two additional documentaries during the same trip: Guinea Today and Professor Flimmrichs Reise nach Guinea.