JCC 2022

The cemetery of cinema

The cemetery of cinema

Thierno Souleymane Diallo - Guinea


The Cemetery of Cinema" traces the filmmaker's journey from Guinea to France in search of the lost copy of the first Guinean film, "Mouramani," directed by Mamadou Touré, which is also one of the early films of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Film details

Type : Feature documentaries
Duration : 90 min
Year of production : 2022
Country : Guinea
Screenwriter : Thierno Souleymane Diallo
Cinematography : Leïla Chaïbi / Thierno Souleymane Diallo
Editor : Aurélie Jourdan / Marianne Haroche
Director : Thierno Souleymane Diallo

Thierno Souleymane Diallo

A Guinean director, screenwriter, and producer, he holds a master's degree in documentary filmmaking. He created several short films during his studies. In 2015, he directed his first documentary TV film titled "Un homme pour ma famille." In 2016, he participated with his documentary project "The Cemetery of Cinema" in the 14th Rencontres Tënk co-production event in Saint-Louis, Senegal, and also in the Takmil workshop at the JCC 2021. The film received a special mention from the jury at Fespaco 2023.