Guinea Today

(Guinea heute)

GDR/Guinea, 1970, 24 min, color
In German; no subtitles
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This East German-Guinean coproduction celebrates the social, political and economic developments that have taken place the West African country Guinea since its independence in 1958. The documentary—seen through a Marxist lens—gives an insight into everyday life and ritual traditions in Guinea. The film also presents famous singers and dancers, including Miriam Makeba, who found exile in Guinea after she was not allowed to return to South Africa.


During their time in Guinea, the film team also produced the documentaries Hirde Dyama and Professor Flimmrichs Reise nach Guinea.


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