Black Out

Director: Eva Weber
Producers: Claire Neate James & Kat Mansoor

A literal and metaphorical journey towards enlightenment, BLACK OUT shows how children reconcile their daily lives in Guinea, one of the world’s poorest countries, with their desire to learn.


Of the more than 10 million inhabitants of Guinea, only one-fifth has access to electricity. And even these lucky few face frequent power outages that last many hours. This is a disaster for the economy, but also for the future of the country’s children. During the day, there is hardly any time to study, but in the evenings there is no light to read by. Director Eva Weber makes a link between the inventiveness and determination of the students and the changes taking place in the rest of Guinea.