Hyrde Diama documents the first national cultural festival in Conkary. The film crew captures the parade of nearly 10,000 artists: ballet and dance groups, folk groups and theatrical performances, choirs and orchestras across the country participating in the festival. —Africulture
Moussa Diakite Kémoko was born in 1940 in Mamou in Guinea. After studying at the National Drama Centre in Paris in the early 60s he went to Germany to study science degree in theater at the University of Frankfurt, and became assistant director in the Theatre of Frankfurt, and then assistant director at CCC Film in West Berlin until 1967. Moussa Diakite was also an assistant for Harald Reinl on Vengeance of Siegfried (Die Nibelungen) shot between 1965 and 1966. At the Frankfurt Schauspielhaus theater, he also became the assistant director for Heinrich Koch on the adaptation of the play by Eugene O’Neill Morning Becomes Electra (Trauer muß Elektra tragen).
Back in Guinea, Moussa Diakite Kémoko acted in a film by Mohamed Lamine, Sergent Bakary in which he played the lead role. He then moved behind the camera to direct two short films in 1969 for the educational campaign Journal of Agricultural and coffee N’zérékoré Centre.
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