Clouds over Conakry (Guinea)

Directed by Cheick Fantamady Camara

2007, 113 min.

In French and Malinke with English subtitles

Cheick Fantamady Camara's debut feature explores a recurrent and relevant theme of African cinema - tradition versus modernity. BB, a young, hip 25-year-old political cartoonist at a liberal newspaper in Conakry, and his Web-designer girlfriend, Kesso, dream of a rosy, love-filled future together. Their dream is shattered when BB's father, Karamo, a respected imam and guardian of his village's ancestral traditions, chooses BB to be his successor instead of BB's older brother. When BB refuses to accept this destiny, controversy erupts. Winner of the Audience Award at FESPACO 2007.

Sponsored by Willamette University.

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