AU CIMETIÈRE DE LA PELLICULE
MOURAMANI by Guinean director Mamadou Touré, the first film made in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa in 1953, and a mystery surrounding it are the two starting points of Thierno Souleymane Diallo's first feature-length documentary. In search of the reel, the director travels through Guinea, then to France, but the quest proves complicated. By telling the story of what cinema was in Guinea and what it has become, AU CIMETIÈRE DE LA PELLICULE depicts the history of African cinema and raises the debate on the preservation of cinema.
With director Thierno Souleymane Diallo in attendance
AU CIMETIÈRE DE LA PELLICULE Direction: Thierno Souleyman Diallo, DCP, OmeU, 89 min. min
Thierno Souleymane Diallo was born in Guinea. After studying cinema in Dubréka/Guinea, in 2012 he moved to Niamey/Niger to enroll in the Master's program in documentary cinema, graduating with the film "Je viens de la Guinée". Back in Guinea, he made the film "Matricule 60076", both in 13mm. In 2013, he began his second year of the master's program in Saint Louis/Senegal. His graduation film is entitled "Voyage vers l'espoir". In 2015 and 2018, he followed up with two short films ("Un homme pour ma famille" and "Nô Mëtî Sîfâdhe" ("Hard to tell")). Alongside his film career, Souleymane works for Guinean television. AU CIMETIÈRE DE LA PELLICULE is his first long documentary.