Compétition internationale
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Early in the morning
(Un matin bonne heure)

by Gahité FOFANA

un matin

Conakry, the Republic of Guinea, 1999, during the summer holidays. A glimpse into the lives of Yaguine Koïta and Fodé Tounkara, two teenagers who roam the city and dream as they watch the passing planes. Dreams of the future, of studies and a better world. They mount a project that they hope will draw Western leaders’ attention to the miseries of Africa. Gahité Fofana films Guinea at length to show the reality underlying the project of the two youngsters. The film furnishes the small details and anecdotes that help the spectator to imagine a country and its everyday life, like children doing their homework under the airport lamps. Fofana’s Africa is not one of desperation or poverty, but of survival, which is the only prospect for the impoverished youth.


  • Titre français
    Un matin bonne heure
  • Original title
    Un matin bonne heure
  • Titre international
    Early in the morning
  • Scénario
    Gahité Fofana
  • Photo
    Benoît Chamaillard
  • Montage
    Gahité Fofana, Marielle Babinet, Olivier Gourlay
  • Son
    Philippe Fabbri
  • Musique
    Sory Kandia Kouyaté, Sékou Kouyaté
  • Interprétation
    Mamoudou Camara, Sory Kandia Kouyaté, Ceydouba Koumbassa, Amy Boïro, Fatoumata Kanté, Bala Moussa Fofana, So Baïlo, Diaraye Kouyaté, Doyen Pathé Diallo, Carosa
  • Distribution
    Bafila Films :
  • Support de projection

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