Guinean Independence Documentaries

May 28

Hello Guinea

Director: Archival footage
Country: Former USSR
Year: 1961
Running Time: 20 min
Language: Russian


Leonard Brezhnev visits Guinea and is welcomed by Sekou Touré and the people of Guinea. This film is a brief sojourn into the heart of newly independent Guinea only three years after decolonization.

Independently Guinea

Director: Archival footage
Country: Former USSR
Year: 1959
Running Time: 40 min
Language: Russian


One year after independence, we catch a glimpse of life in Guinea. The revolution is still alive in the minds and hearts of the people.

The President of Guinea in the USSR

Director: Archival Newsreel
Country: USSR / Guinea
Year: 1959
Running Time: 20 min.
Language: Russian

Communist leaders welcome Guinean President Sékou Ahmed Touré on his first visit to the USSR as the leader of an independent Guinea.

This program of rare documentaries gives an intimate first-hand account of life in Guinea in the first years of independence. Shot by Russian state documentary crews, the films go into the heart of the newly independent nation to learn how the people created new lives for themselves under the leadership of President Sekou Touré.

Total runtime: 87m

4:30pm, 9:15pm



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