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Eva Weber
UK 2012    47'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light. This evocative documentary tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country’s own fight for change.

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Director

Eva Weber

Producers

Claire Neate James, Kat Mansoor

Executive Producer

Nicola Doring

Production Companies

HSI London, Animal Monday, Odd Girl Out Productions

Cinematography

Mattias Nyberg

Editors

Emiliano Battista, Eva Weber

Music

Florencia di Concilio

Awards

Best Short Documentary Award

International Environmental Film Festival 2013

Jury Award

Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2013

Festivals

IDFA 2012

FIFE 2013

Movies That Matter 2013

Full Frame 2013

Al Jazeera IDFF 2013

DOXA 2013

CinemAmbiente Environmental FF 2013

Film Details

Runtime 47'
Spoken Languages French, English
Production Countries UK

Biography

Originally from Germany, Eva Weber is a London-based filmmaker working in both documentary and fiction. Her multi-award-winning films have screened at numerous international film festivals, amongst others, at Sundance, Edinburgh, SXSW, BFI London Film Festival, and Telluride. Her films have also been broadcast on UK and international television, and shown at art exhibitons and museums. Her film THE SOLITARY LIFE OF CRANES was described as “one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year” by The Observer newspaper in the UK. Eva is currently developing a number of feature projects, including the fiction/documentary hybrid GHOST WIVES.

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