Little John

  • Bè Kunko (Nos problèmes)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2004
Format : Short
Running time : 26 (in minutes)

Bè kunko - one person's problem is everyone's problem - is the motto and title of Camara's (Clouds over Conakry) award-winning drama.
While teenagers John and Tom, who live in a refugee camp in Guinea Conakry, go from housebreaking to robbery in order to survive, Satou, similarly to many other destitute young women, turns to the streets.

Things go from bad to worse and Tom - soon followed by John - gets stuck in a downward spiral of extreme violence. Will Mémé their grandmother and also a refugee, be able to save them?

In this award-winning short film (best documentary at Brooklyn Film Festival), which preceded his celebrated feature film debut Clouds over Conakry, Guinean director Cheick Fantamady Camara evokes the vulnerability of refugees in general and refugee children in particular.


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Bè Kunko (Nos problèmes)



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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